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Topic: PETS

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: From an unrecorded Old North French kenil, from Vulgar Latin canile, from Latin canis 'dog'

kennel

noun
     
ken‧nel [countable]
1DHP a small building made for a dog to sleep in
2 also kennels British EnglishDHP a place where dogs are kept for breeding or are cared for while their owners are away
boarding/quarantine kennels
The puppy, which may have rabies, is at a quarantine kennel.
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