Etymology
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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.

updated on June 12, 2017

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Definitions of bloodhound from WordNet

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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