Main meanings of Blenheim in English

: Blenheim1Blenheim2

Blenheim1

Pronunciation /ˈblɛnɪm/

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.

  • 2

    (also Blenheim Palace)
    The 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.

Main meanings of Blenheim in English

: Blenheim1Blenheim2

Blenheim2

Pronunciation /ˈblɛnɪm/

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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A Blenheim Spot is a spot in the middle of the crown of the head.’
    • ‘The Duchess of Marlborough is credited with imprinting the characteristic ‘lozenge’ or thumbprint mark on the top of the Blenheim Spaniel’s head.’
    • ‘Bugsy is a 2-year-old Blenheim, and I am looking for someone who wants a litter of puppies.’
    • ‘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).