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 (kī′dôg′, -dŏg′)
The hybrid offspring of a coyote and a dog.


(Animals) the hybrid of a male coyote and a female dog


or coy-dog

(ˈkaɪˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg)

theoffspring of a coyote and a dog.
[1945–50; coy (ote) + dog]
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Noun1.coydog - offspring of a coyote and a dog
brush wolf, Canis latrans, coyote, prairie wolf - small wolf native to western North America
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Caption: "Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what this creature is?- Fox, Coyote, Coydog, Dog, Chupacabra?
Coydog pups consequently have a decided survival disadvantage.
Other theories on what it is have ranged from a hyena or dingo to a coydog, the offspring of a coyote and a wild dog.
"Coydog," "brush wolf" and, sometimes hesitatingly, "coyote" have all been applied by the general public to what they have perceived as a big brother to the smaller, western coyote.