Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Dalmatia.
  • n. A dog of a breed believed to have originated in Dalmatia, having a short, smooth white coat covered with black or dark brown spots. Also called carriage dog, coach dog.
  • adj. Of or relating to Dalmatia or its inhabitants or culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to Dalmatia or people from Dalmatia.
  • n. A person who is from or who lives in Dalmatia.
  • n. One of a breed of dog with a short, white coat with dark spots.
  • proper n. An extinct Romance language of Croatia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Dalmatia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Dalmatia, a crownland of the Austrian empire, on the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea.
  • n. An inhabitant of Dalmatia; specifically, a member of the primitive Slavic race of Dalmatia (including the Morlaks of the coast), akin to the Servians, and constituting most of the population.
  • n. A Dalmatian dog (which see, under dog).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia
  • adj. of or relating to Dalmatia or its inhabitants
  • n. a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia

Etymologies

From Dalmatia, a region on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Another IMDb trivia item: "In the early 1990s merchandise tied-in with the video's release was quickly pulled from shelves because the word Dalmatian had been spelled incorrectly as "Dalmation" on some of the product packaging.

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  • The Dalmatian is a breed of dog known for its black or brown spots on a white coat.

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  • Guinevere listened to Ellen with rapt attention, occasionally cocking her head to one side or the other as if to absorb this new information about something called a Dalmatian.

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  • The Dalmatian is the favorite Fire Station dog and is most often named Sparky.

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  • Such double standards from a man who molly-coddles and dances with military dictators, petty generalissimos and other leaders whose record of human rights is as spotty as a Dalmatian was a test case in hypocrisy.

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  • Among Monday's pack of initial finalists, the Dalmatian was the long shot at 100-to-1.

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  • Rusty the Dalmatian is a therapy dog providing canine care at the main military hospital in Kuwait.

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  • The dog we know today as the Dalmatian has been a dog of war, a draft dog, shepherd, ratter, fire-apparatus follower, firehouse mascot, bird dog, trail hound and retriever.

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  • "Dalmatian" is one of those words that's so frequently misspelled that when I see it spelled properly, it looks like a mistake.

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