Dalmatian
adjective or noun see Dalmatia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dalmatian — may refer to: Dalmatia, a region mainly in the southern part of modern Croatia Dalmatae, an ancient people from the region Dalmatian language, an extinct Romance language Dalmatian (dog), a breed of dog Dalmatian Pelican, a large bird native to… …   Wikipedia

  • dalmaţian — DALMAŢIÁN, Ă, dalmaţieni, e, s.m. şi f. Specie de câine de talie mijlocie cu părul scurt de culoare albă cu numeroase pete mici negre sau maro închis. ♦ (Adjectival) Câine dalmaţian. [pr.: ţi an] – Din fr. dalmatien. Trimis de ionel bufu,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Dalmatian — Dal*ma tian, a. Of or pertaining to Dalmatia. [1913 Webster] {Dalmatian dog} (Zo[ o]l.), a carriage dog, shaped like a pointer, and having black or bluish spots on a white ground; the coach dog …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dalmatian — 1810, spotted dog, presumably named for DALMATIA (Cf. Dalmatia), but dog breeders argue over whether there is a Croatian ancestry for the breed, which seems to be represented in Egyptian bas reliefs and Hellenic friezes. Popular in early 1800s as …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dalmatian — ► NOUN 1) a breed of large dog with short white hair and dark spots. 2) a person from Dalmatia, a region in Croatia. ORIGIN the dog is believed to have originally come from Dalmatia …   English terms dictionary

  • Dalmatian — [dal mā′shən] adj. of Dalmatia or its people n. 1. a person born or living in Dalmatia, esp. a Slavic speaking one 2. a Romance language formerly spoken in Dalmatia 3. any of a breed of large, short haired dog with black or liver colored spots on …   English World dictionary

  • Dalmatian — /dal may sheuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Dalmatia or its people. n. 2. an inhabitant of Dalmatia, esp. a member of the native Slavic speaking people of Dalmatia. 3. Also called coach dog, Dalmatian dog. one of a breed of short haired dogs… …   Universalium

  • Dalmatian — UK [dælˈmeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms Dalmatian : singular Dalmatian plural Dalmatians a type of large dog with smooth white hair and black spots …   English dictionary

  • Dalmatian — Dal|ma|tian dalmatian [dælˈmeıʃən] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Dalmatia area on the Croatian coast, where the breed came from] a large dog with short white hair and black or brown spots …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Dalmatian — [[t]dælme͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] Dalmatians N COUNT A Dalmatian is a large dog with short, smooth, white hair and black or dark brown spots …   English dictionary

  • dalmatian — noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: from the supposed origin of the breed in Dalmatia Date: 1824 any of a breed of medium sized dogs having a white short haired coat with many black or brown spots …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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