- 1A dog of a large, white short-haired breed with dark spots.More example sentences
- Large, powerful dogs are frequently targeted, including Akitas, chow chows, Dalmatians, Dobermans, German Shepherds, Great Danes, pit bulls, Rottweilers as well as mixes of these breeds.
- Seven Labrador Retrievers, two Dalmatians, a boxer and a mongrel owned by Chinni Krishna are ‘Doctor Dogs’.
- I was breeding Dalmatians at the time and I sold a puppy to a hippie couple and they painted all the back spots purple, and came into town and everyone was like, oh yeah, purple spots.
- 2A native or inhabitant of Dalmatia.More example sentences
- He is a Dalmatian, a native of the island of Brac, and he did not enjoy what we might term a normal childhood.
- Heritability estimates have been reported in Californian, Swiss, and German Dalmatians.
- These were all well established by the 1890s, and were added to by Croatian Dalmatians in WA and Lebanese in NSW.
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- Relating to Dalmatia.More example sentences
- The marble the US built the White House with comes from the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia.
- Recently, however, the King of Hungary had been inciting rebellion in the Dalmatian towns, offering them his protection.
- Split is the capital of Croatia's Dalmatian region.
late 16th century (in sense 2 of the noun): the dog is believed to have originated in Dalmatia in the 18th century.
More definitions of DalmatianDefinition of Dalmatian in:
- The US English dictionary