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Ter­rier

Where does the word ‘ter­rier’ come from?

The Latin word for “earth” is terra. There­fore, the home of a fox or badger – be­ing a hole in the earth – is a “ter­rier.” Be­cause of this, a dog trained to chase a fox or badger from its “ter­rier” is called a “ter­rier”.

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