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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Dholes hunt cooperatively, breaking into smaller groups to surround prey animals hidden deep in the vegetation.
For five of the seventeen predators—clouded leopard, Sunda clouded leopard, tiger, dhole (a wild Asian dog), and Ethiopian wolf—
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Origin and Etymology of dhole
perhaps from Kannada tōḷa wolf
First Known Use: circa 1827See Words from the same year
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