dhole

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noun \ˈdōl\

Definition of dhole

  1. :  a wild dog (Cuon alpinus) occurring from India to southern Siberia that typically hunts in packs and often preys on large animals (such as deer and antelope) Among the dhole's most distinctive features is its whistle—a high-pitched call apparently used to coordinate cooperative hunting. — Arun Venkataraman

Origin and Etymology of dhole

perhaps from Kannada tōḷa wolf


First Known Use: circa 1827


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