basset hound

basset hound
noun Etymology: French basset, from Middle French, from basset short, from bas low — more at base Date: 1883 any of an old breed of short-legged hunting dogs of French origin having very long ears and a short smooth coat — called also basset

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  • Basset hound — Bas set hound [F. basset.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small kind of hound with a long body and short legs, used as an earth dog. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basset Hound — Infobox Dogbreed image caption = Red and white Basset country = developed in Britain in the early 1800 s fcigroup = 6 fcisection = 1 fcinum = 163 fcistd = files/163gb98… …   Wikipedia

  • basset hound — Centuries old breed of dog developed in France and maintained, chiefly in France and Belgium, as a hunting dog of the aristocracy. Originally used to trail hares, rabbits, and deer, it has also been used for hunting birds, foxes, and other game.… …   Universalium

  • basset hound — [[t]bæ̱sɪt haʊnd[/t]] basset hounds N COUNT A basset hound is a dog with short strong legs, a long body, and long ears. It is kept as a pet or used for hunting. Syn: basset …   English dictionary

  • Basset Hound — El perro Basset Hound es un perro de caza bastante bajito y de cuerpo largo, una de sus características mas llamativas son sus largas orejas y el extremadamente desarrollado sentido del olfato. Generalmente se le usa para la caza de venados,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • basset hound — noun smooth haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears • Syn: ↑basset • Hypernyms: ↑hound, ↑hound dog …   Useful english dictionary

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