from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of dog originating in the Netherlands and having a thick grayish-black coat.
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- n. a spitz-like dog having a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail originating in Holland
Dutch : probably the name Kees (nickname for Cornelis, Cornelius) + hond, dog (from Middle Dutch).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)