Meaning of DALMATIAN in English

DALMATIAN

/ dælˈmeɪʃn; NAmE / noun

a large dog that has short white hair with black spots

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent. referring to a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia: the dog is believed to have originated in Dalmatia in the 18th cent.

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