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Sealyham

Syllabification: Sea·ly·ham
Pronunciation: /ˈsēlēəm, -lēˌham
 
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(in full Sealyham terrier)

Definition of Sealyham in English:

noun

A terrier of a wire-haired, short-legged breed.
Example sentences
  • The winner of that event, a Sealyham called Charmin, won the terrier group.
  • He believed a Sealyham and a Scotty could produce the type of dog he wanted.
  • She told me how hard it is to get a Sealyham and that it's near impossible to ever get a female.

Origin

late 19th century: from Sealyham, the name of a village in southwestern Wales, where the dog was first bred.

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