dhole

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dhole fierce wild dog of the forests of central and southeast Asia that hunts in packs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dhole (Zoöl) A fierce, wild dog (Canis Dukhunensis), found in the mountains of India. It is remarkable for its propensity to hunt the tiger and other wild animals in packs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dhole A kind of East Indian dog, the wild dog of the Deccan, Canis dukkunensis. It is of moderate size and a rich bay color. It hunts in packs, and is capable of running down large game.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dhole dōl the Indian wild dog.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ind. word.

Usage

In literature:

Yet Hathi and the Striped One together turn aside for the dhole, and the dhole they say turn aside for nothing.
"The Second Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
Dholes are whole-coloured animals, with short heads; and hunt in packs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Yet Hathi and the Striped One together turn aside for the dhole, and the dhole they say turn aside for nothing.
"The Second Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
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