African wild dog


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, in the meaning defined above

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