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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: (chien) terrier 'earth dog, terrier', from terrier 'of earth', from Medieval Latin terrarius, from Latin terra ( TERRACE); because it hunts by digging into animals' holes

terrier

noun
     
terrier
Related topics: Pets, Animals
ter‧ri‧er [countable]
HBADHP a small active type of dog that was originally used for hunting

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