Definition of Dalmatian in English:

Dalmatian

Line breaks: Dal|ma¦tian
Pronunciation: /dalˈmeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

1A dog of a large, white short-haired breed with dark spots.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

adjective

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Relating to Dalmatia.
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  • 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.

Origin

late 16th century (in sense 2 of the noun): the dog is believed to have originated in Dalmatia in the 18th century.

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