dhole

[ dohl ]
/ doʊl /

noun

a wild Asian dog, Cuon alpinus, that hunts in packs: an endangered species.

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Origin of dhole

First recorded in 1827; said to be the Indigenous name of the animal, though apparently not attested in Indo-Aryan or Dravidian languages
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British Dictionary definitions for dhole

dhole
/ (dəʊl) /

noun

a fierce canine mammal, Cuon alpinus, of the forests of central and SE Asia, having a reddish-brown coat and rounded ears: hunts in packs

Word Origin for dhole

C19: of uncertain origin
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