ibizan hound

I·bi·zan hound
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ih-bee-zuh n, -zahn]
    • /ɪˈbi zən, -zɑn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ih-bee-zuh n, -zahn]
    • /ɪˈbi zən, -zɑn/

Definitions of ibizan hound words

  • noun ibizan hound one of a breed of medium-sized, tall, swift hunting hounds with a short, usually red and white coat, bred originally by the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt but today found chiefly in the Balearic Islands and other areas of Spain. 1
  • noun ibizan hound a tall slender short-haired breed of hound with large erect ears and a coat of white, chestnut, or tan, or of a combination of these colours 0
  • noun ibizan hound any of a breed of tall, slender dog whose ancestry can be traced to ancient Egypt, characterized by a long, narrow head and a short or wirehaired coat, usually of red or red and white 0

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Origin of ibizan hound

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
First recorded in 1945-50; Ibiz(a) + -an

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ibizan hound popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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