Simple Definition of prairie dog
: 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
PRAIRIE DOG Defined for Kids
Definition of prairie dog for Students
: 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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