black-tailed prairie dog

noun

Definition of black-tailed prairie dog

:a prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) of the plains of western North America with a black-tipped tail
  • In the areas that black-tailed prairie dogs call home, population densities per acre typically range from two individuals to as many as 18.
  • —Brendan KoernerSlate13 Aug. 2004
  • These were black-tailed prairie dogs, the most social and widespread of the five species …
  • —Ted WilliamsMother JonesJanuary/February 2000

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First Known Use of black-tailed prairie dog

circa 1928


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