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dhole

[dohl] /doʊl/
noun
1.
a wild Asian dog, Cuon alpinus, that hunts in packs: an endangered species.
Origin of dhole
1827
1827; said to be the indigenous name of the animal, though apparently not attested in Indo-Aryan or Dravidian languages
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  • Sometimes it is called the dhole, sometimes the kholsun, and sometimes the buansuah.

  • "Thou dost not know the dhole, man with a wolf's tongue," said Won-tolla.

    The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • The dhole of India, similarly hunts in packs, attacking and destroying even the tiger.

  • I will give no Word; but what is in thy stomach to do when the dhole come?

    The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • The really wild dogs of India,—the dhole,—hunt by nose, and in packs.

    Dog Breaking William Nelson Hutchinson
  • "The dhole do not turn and their throats are hot," said Kaa.

    The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • "All Jungles are our Jungle," was the reply, and the dhole that gave it bared his white teeth.

    The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • I will play with the dhole at twilight, for the dhole hunts best by day.

    The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • Of the Asiatic wild dogs the most familiar is that one of India called in the north "buansuah" and in the south "dhole."

  • But he knew, for Hathi had told him, what a terrible thing a dhole hunting-pack was.

    The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for dhole

dhole

/dəʊl/
noun
1.
a fierce canine mammal, Cuon alpinus, of the forests of central and SE Asia, having a reddish-brown coat and rounded ears: hunts in packs
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin
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