Definition of prairie dog in English:

prairie dog

Syllabification: prai·rie dog

noun

  • A gregarious ground squirrel that lives in interconnected burrows that may cover many acres. It is native to the grasslands of North America.
    • Genus Cynomys, family Sciuridae: several species
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    • For example, the prairie dog is a tremendous pest throughout the Western United States.
    • The ferret's survival has forever been entwined with that of the prairie dog, a foot-tall rodent that makes up about 90 percent of the predator's diet.
    • Many species depend on the prairie dog for food or habitat, such as the swift fox, burrowing owl, and ferruginous hawk.

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