African wild dog


African wild dog

noun

Definition of AFRICAN WILD DOG

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

First Known Use of AFRICAN WILD DOG

1978

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