- any of several silky-coated breeds of dog developed for herding sheep and cattle
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col•lie /ˈkɑli/USA pronunciation n.[countable], pl. -lies.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Dog and Cat Breedsone of a breed of large Scottish sheepherding dogs.
col•lie (kol′ē),USA pronunciation n.
- 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.
- 1645–55; perh. Scots colle coal (in reference to the original coloration of the breed) + -ie; compare Middle English Colle dog's name
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collie /ˈkɒlɪ/ n
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