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prairie dog

noun

: a small animal that lives on the prairies of the central and western U.S.

Full Definition of PRAIRIE DOG

:  any of a genus (Cynomys) of gregarious burrowing rodents of the squirrel family chiefly of central and western United States plains; especially :  a black-tailed rodent (C. ludovicianus) that usually lives in extensive colonial burrows
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First Known Use of PRAIRIE DOG

1774
PRAIRIE DOG Defined for Kids

prairie dog

noun

Definition of PRAIRIE DOG for Kids

:  a burrowing animal of the prairies of the central and western United States that is related to the squirrel and lives in large colonies

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