dhole

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dhole

 (dōl)
n.
A wild Asian dog (Cuon alpinus) having reddish fur and large ears.

[Perhaps from Kannada tōḷa, wolf.]

dhole

(dəʊl)
n
(Animals) 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
[C19: of uncertain origin]

dhole

(doʊl)

n.
a wild Asian dog, Cuon alpinus, hunting in packs.
[1827]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dhole - fierce wild dog of the forests of central and southeast Asia that hunts in packsdhole - fierce wild dog of the forests of central and southeast Asia that hunts in packs
wild dog - any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves
Cuon, Cyon, genus Cuon, genus Cyon - Asiatic wild dog
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The alarm was sounded after 14 Asiatic wild dogs broke out of their enclosure at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Bekesbourne, near Canterbury, Kent, at 9.