Definition of African hunting dog

1. Noun. A powerful doglike mammal of southern and eastern Africa that hunts in large packs; now rare in settled area.

Exact synonyms: Cape Hunting Dog, Hyena Dog, Lycaon Pictus
Generic synonyms: Wild Dog

Definition of African hunting dog

1. Noun. A wild canid, ''Lycaon pictus'', typically black, white and tan, found in Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. ¹

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African country
African crake
African crakes
African crocodile
African daisy
African elephant
African elephants
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African furuncular myiasis
African gray
African green monkey
African haemorrhagic fever
African hemp
African holly
African hunting dog
African lily
African mahogany
African marigold
African millet
African mole cricket
African mole crickets
African monitor
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African oil palm
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African penguins
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Literary usage of African hunting dog

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The form and length of the tail is often used tor tbe purposes of classification, but its characters do not coïncide Fie. 5.—The African Hunting-Dog (Lycaon ..."

2. Life-histories of African Game Animals by Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Heller (1914)
"... concerned and trotted sheepishly along, endeavoring to get out of their way. EAST african hunting dog Lycaon pictus lupinus NATIVE NAMES: Swahili, bizi, ..."

3. Sport in East Central Africa: Being an Account of Hunting Trips in by Frederick Vaughan Kirby (1899)
"It occurs throughout the regions described in this work, and is far more frequently met with than C. mesomelas, AFRICAN HUNTING-DOG ..."

4. Mostly Mammals, Zoological Essays by Richard Lydekker (1903)
"... which thus embraces wolves, jackals, foxes, wild dogs, the African hunting-dog, the long-eared fox of the Cape, and the bush-dog of Guiana. ..."

5. British Mammals: An Attempt to Describe and Illustrate the Mammalian Fauna by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1903)
"... and in this respect are more generalised than the South african hunting dog, which has no trace of the first toe on any of the feet. ..."

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