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Syllabification: dhole
Pronunciation: /dōl

Definition of dhole in English:


An Asian wild dog that has a sandy coat and a black, bushy tail and lives in packs.
  • Cuon alpinus, family Canidae
Example sentences
  • Highly predaceous canids that invariably hunt in social packs include the African hunting dog, Lycaon pictus, and the dhole, Cuon alpinus.
  • The two ambushing pantherine felids appeared to prefer foraging in densely covered settings and the dhole in open spaces.
  • The dholes and jaguar were alert though, and already got the jackal who had an unhealthy interest in the horses surrounded.


early 19th century: of unknown origin.

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