[ dohl ]
/ doʊl /


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

Origin of dhole

1827; said to be the indigenous name of the animal, though apparently not attested in Indo-Aryan or Dravidian languages
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/ (dəʊl) /


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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