Jack-russell-terrier meaning

Any of several terriers developed in England to hunt foxes, having a small sturdy body and a dense, mostly white coat with brown or black markings, sometimes recognized as a distinct breed.
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A Parson Russell terrier.
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Any of a breed of terrier with short hair and a mottled brown and white coat.
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A type of small dog, usually brown and white coloured, often used by farmers for rodent control.
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Origin of jack-russell-terrier

  • After the Reverend John Russell (1795–1883), English clergyman who bred terriers

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