Definition of Dalmatian noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dælˈmeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//dælˈmeɪʃn//
Domesticated mammals
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a large dog that has short white hair with black spots See related entries: Domesticated mammals Word Originlate 16th cent. referring to a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia: the dog is believed to have originated in Dalmatia in the 18th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Dalmatian