European jackal

[ yoor-uh-pee-uhn jak-uhl, jak-awl, yur- ]

  1. a jackal, Canis aureus moreoticus, a subspecies of the golden jackal that is found chiefly in southeastern Europe, but with a thriving population that has extended, especially since the 1970s, into other areas throughout the European continent.

Origin of European jackal

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby European jackal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023