dhole

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noun \ ˈdōl \

Definition of dhole

: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

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Origin and Etymology of dhole

perhaps from Kannada tōḷa wolf


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