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bloodhound (n.)

also blood-hound, type of large dog used in hunting, c. 1300, from blood (n.) + hound (n.). It traces wounded prey by the scent of the blood it has spilled, or any other trace. Similar formation in Dutch bloedhond, German Bluthund.

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Definitions of bloodhound

bloodhound (n.)
a breed of large powerful hound of European origin having very acute smell and used in tracking;
Synonyms: sleuthhound
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