Main definitions of Blenheim in English

: Blenheim1Blenheim2

Blenheim1

proper noun

  • 1A battle in 1704 in Bavaria, near the village of Blindheim, in which the English, under the Duke of Marlborough, defeated the French and the Bavarians.

  • 2The Duke of Marlborough's seat at Woodstock near Oxford, a stately home designed by Vanbrugh (1705). The house and its estate were given to the first Duke of Marlborough in honour of his victory at Blenheim.

Pronunciation:

Blenheim

/ˈblɛnɪm/

Main definitions of Blenheim in English

: Blenheim1Blenheim2

Blenheim2

noun

  • A dog of a small red and white breed of spaniel.

    • ‘The cavalier King Charles spaniel can be found in one of four colors: Blenheim, tricolor, ruby, and black and tan.’
    • ‘Bugsy is a 2-year-old Blenheim, and I am looking for someone who wants a litter of puppies.’
    • ‘The next of this charming group to be considered, is the Blenheim Spaniel, with which, its having been the favourite breed of my dear mother, & her mother, I have been more associated than with some of the others.’
    • ‘The Duchess of Marlborough is credited with imprinting the characteristic ‘lozenge’ or thumbprint mark on the top of the Blenheim Spaniel’s head.’
    • ‘A Blenheim Spot is a spot in the middle of the crown of the head.’
    • ‘Blenheims are chestnut and white, with chestnut ears and a white blaze between the eyes and ears.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from the name of Blenheim palace (see Blenheim).

Pronunciation:

Blenheim

/ˈblɛnɪm/