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spaniel

span·iel

spaniel

 
pronunciation:
spaen yl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small to medium-sized dog with short legs, long drooping ears, and long silky hair.
 
definition 2: a submissive or servile person.
derivation: spaniellike (adj.)
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Spaniel comes from an early French word that means "of Spain" or "Spanish."
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