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Meaning of English cocker spaniel

Eng'lish cock'er span'iel

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. one of an English breed of compact medium-sized sporting dogs having a medium-length coat of various solid colors or parti-colored, low-set, droopy ears, fairly short legs, and a docked tail, originally raised as a hunting dog.
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