Definition of Dhole

1. Noun. Fierce wild dog of the forests of central and southeast Asia that hunts in packs.

Exact synonyms: Cuon Alpinus
Generic synonyms: Wild Dog
Group relationships: Cuon, Cyon, Genus Cuon, Genus Cyon



Definition of Dhole

1. n. 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.

Definition of Dhole

1. Noun. An Asian wild dog, ''Cuon alpinus''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dhole

1. a wild dog of India [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dhole

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dhole

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dhindo
dhobi
dhobi itch
dhobie itch
dhobie mark
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dhoby
dhobying
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dholaki
dholaks
dhole (current term)
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dhoney
dhoneys
dhoni
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dhonis
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dhoolies
dhooly

Literary usage of Dhole

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... griffon, guara, finder, deerhound, stag- hound, dingo, dhole (India), courser, collie, colly, bulldog, beagle, Saint Bernard, basset, brindle, ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"... the Wild Dog, wherever it may be found, has the elongated jaws of the Dingo, dhole, and North and South American semi-barbarous breeds here portrayed, ..."

3. Introduction to Mammalia by Charles Hamilton Smith (1858)
"GREYHOUND dhole. PLATE III. ... We give in this volume, a figure of a greyhound dhole, still more lightly made than ..."

4. The Illustrated Natural History by John George Wood (1865)
"But the dhole is apparently the only animal that, although individually so far the inferior of its fierce prey, in size, strength, and activity, ..."

5. Dogs; their origin and varieties, directions as to their general management by H D. Richardson (1847)
"Of these, two very remarkable ones are the dhole of India, and the dingo of Australia. There is, besides, a half reclaimed race among the Indians of North ..."

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