Definition of dhole in English:

dhole

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Pronunciation: /dəʊl
 
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noun

  • An Asian wild dog with a sandy coat and a black bushy tail, living in packs. Also called red dog.
    • Cuon alpinus, family Canidae
    More 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.

Origin

early 19th century: of unknown origin.

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