collie

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɒli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkɑli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kolē)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
col•lie /ˈkɑli/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -lies. 
  1. Dog and Cat Breedsone of a breed of large Scottish sheepherding dogs.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
col•lie  (kolē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Dog and Cat Breedsone of a breed of dogs having a usually long, black, tan, and white or sable and white coat, raised originally in Scotland for herding sheep.
collie•like′, adj. 
  • 1645–55; perh. Scots colle coal (in reference to the original coloration of the breed) + -ie; compare Middle English Colle dog's name

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
collie /ˈkɒlɪ/ n
  1. any of several silky-coated breeds of dog developed for herding sheep and cattle
Etymology: 17th Century: Scottish, probably from earlier colie black with coal dust, from cole coal
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