Collie meaning

kŏlē
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A medium-to-large dog of a breed originating in Scotland as a sheepdog, having a long narrow muzzle and either a long rough coat or a short smooth coat, depending on the variety.
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Any of a breed of large, long-haired dog with a long, narrow head: first bred in Scotland for herding sheep.
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Any of various breeds of dog originating in Scotland and England as sheepdogs.
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Origin of collie

  • Scots perhaps variant of colly like coal from Middle English col coal coal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps originally from coal, with reference to its colour.

    From Wiktionary