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



BrE BrE//ˈspænjəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspænjəl//
Domesticated mammals
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a dog with large soft ears that hang down. There are several types of spaniel. a cocker spaniel a springer spaniel See related entries: Domesticated mammals Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French espaigneul ‘Spanish (dog)’, from Latin Hispaniolus ‘Spanish’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spaniel

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