Definition of King charles spaniel

1. Noun. A toy English spaniel with a black-and-tan coat; named after Charles II who popularized it.

Generic synonyms: Toy Spaniel

Definition of King charles spaniel

1. Noun. A breed of dog originating from England. ¹

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Medical Definition of King charles spaniel

1. A variety of small pet dogs, having, drooping ears, a high, dome-shaped forehead, pug nose, large, prominent eyes, and long, wavy hair. The colour is usually black and tan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of King Charles Spaniel

king's evil
king's pawn
king's ransom
king's ransoms
king's spear
king begonia
king charles spaniel (current term)
king cobra
king cobras
king crab
king devil
king fern
king hit
king hits
king hitting
king mackerel
king nut
king nut hickory
king of beasts
king of clubs
king of diamonds

Literary usage of King charles spaniel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Domesticated Animals: Their Relation to Man and to His Advancement in by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1895)
"The social king charles spaniel culture of dogs appears to have gone to the point where they recognize the meaning of an introduction—at least as far as the ..."

2. Dogo-graphy: The Life and Adventures of the Celebrated Dog Tiger, Comprising by Francis Butler (1856)
"TIGER'S FIRST ADVENTURE WITH A king charles spaniel.—GETS ENTO DISGRACE, AND IS PUT OUT TO BOARD. But now I am a gentleman's dog, and my new master seein- ..."

3. My Dog and I: Being a Concise Treatise of the Various Breeds of Dogs, Their by Harry Woodworth Huntington (1897)
"The King Charles spaniel derives its name from the second monarch of that name, and the Blenheim from the family seat of the Duke of Marlborough. ..."

4. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"... except that where the Blenheim is red he is black, and he has no 'blaze/ The 'ruby' is a King Charles spaniel, with a black nose, and is wholly red. ..."

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