prairie dog


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prairie dog

n.
Any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Cynomys, having light brown fur and a warning call that sounds similar to a dog's bark. Prairie dogs lives in large colonies, chiefly in the Great Plains of North America.

prairie dog

n
(Animals) any of several gregarious sciurine rodents of the genus Cynomys, such as C. ludovicianus, that live in large complex burrows in the prairies of North America. Also called: prairie marmot

prai′rie dog`


n.
any burrowing squirrel of the genus Cynomys, of W North American and N Mexican plains and prairies, having a barklike cry.
[1765–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prairie dog - any of several rodents of North American prairies living in large complex burrows having a barking cryprairie dog - any of several rodents of North American prairies living in large complex burrows having a barking cry
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Cynomys, genus Cynomys - prairie dogs
Translations
chien de prairie

prairie dog

ncane m delle praterie
References in classic literature ?
His day was passed pleasantly in traversing a beautiful tract, making botanical and geological researches, and observing the habits of an extensive village of prairie dogs, at which he made several ineffectual shots, without considering the risk he ran of attracting the attention of any savages that might be lurking in the neighborhood.
Earlier this year I spent a couple days sitting comfortably pulling overwatch on prairie dog towns out in Wyoming.
17 HMR (Hornady 17 V-Max is a favorite) is also popular with prairie dog hunters.
Our goal in developing an oral plague vaccine is to provide another tool for land managers to reduce the effects of plague outbreaks on prairie dog colonies.
Two first generation anticoagulant rodenticide products, Rozol[R] Prairie Dog Bait (0.
Herbivorous prairie dog mothers routinely kill baby ground squirrels that encroach on their territories, researchers found.
Roth and Cindy Trumbore; PRAIRIE DOG SONG; Lee & Low Books (Children's: Picture Books) 18.
I have two witnesses for a confirmed prairie dog kill at 275 yards with my little Savage.
The purpose of this study was to perform a serological survey on the Janos-Casas Grandes prairie dog complex (JCGC; Ceballos et al.
Some high-soaring birds when looking to eat / Find prairie dog meat a tasty treat.
So why would a female prairie dog take the risk to mate with multiple males?
After a ferret has eaten a prairie dog, it moves into the burrow where the prairie dog used to live (see Under the Prairie, below).