wild dog

noun

Definition of wild dog

: any of various undomesticated canids (such as an African wild dog or a dingo) that resemble the domestic dog

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Animals, including cows, fowl, and wild dogs, roam freely here. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Atins, a Hidden Paradise on the Northeast Coast of Brazil," 18 Jan. 2019 Endangered wild dog travel in packs, and buffalo roam 500 deep. Andrew Sessa, Condé Nast Traveler, "Ruaha: The African National Park You'll Have Almost All to Yourself," 11 Oct. 2018 Wilderness Safaris’ Linkwasha is the epitome of safari luxury, and it’s in the best game area of the park: warring lion prides, packs of wild dogs, cheetahs, and herds of elephant and buffalo everywhere. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 They can be crushed by beachgoers, swept away at high tide, dug up by wild dogs or stolen by poachers. New York Times, "Saving Turtles in Bali, Egg by Precious Egg," 7 July 2018 In this undated photo supplied by Gorogosa Media, a pack of wild dogs make their way down a road in Mozambique. Washington Post, "African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park," 22 June 2018 Built almost a century ago to keep Australia’s wild dogs from private land and livestock, the structure appears to have altered an entire ecosystem, the team found. Lakshmi Supriya, Science | AAAS, "A fence built to keep out wild dogs out has dramatically altered the Australian landscape," 6 July 2018 Gorongosa's new pack of wild dogs, meanwhile, is settling well. Christopher Torchia, Fox News, "African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park," 22 June 2018 Gorongosa’s new pack of wild dogs, meanwhile, is settling well. Washington Post, "African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park," 22 June 2018

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1786, in the meaning defined above

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