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

  • n. A terrier originating in England, having a small sturdy body, straight legs, and a smooth, mostly white coat that has brown or black markings.

Etymologies

After the Reverend John Russell (1795-1883), English clergyman who bred the strain.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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