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African wild dog

noun

Definition of AFRICAN WILD DOG

:  a powerful canid (Lycaon pictus) that has a mottled coat of black, white, and reddish yellow, lives and hunts in packs, and was formerly common in sub-Saharan Africa but is now restricted to small populations in southern and eastern Africa —called also African hunting dog

First Known Use of AFRICAN WILD DOG

1827

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