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



BrE BrE//ˈkɒli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːli//
Farm animals, Domesticated mammals
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a dog of which there are several types. Those with long pointed noses and long thick hair are popular as pets. Smaller collies with shorter hair are often trained to help control sheep on a farm. See related entries: Farm animals, Domesticated mammals Word Originmid 17th cent.: perhaps from coal (the breed originally being black).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: collie

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