Deerhound definition

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A Scottish deerhound.
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A dog, rather like a large greyhound, originally bred in Scotland for hunting deer.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
deerhound
Plural:
deerhounds

Origin of deerhound

  • From Middle English *deerhound, *deerehund, from Old English *dēorhund (attested in hēahdēorhund (“stag-hound, deer-hound, a dog for hunting great game”)), equivalent to deer +‎ hound.

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