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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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References in classic literature ?
The dhole, the dhole of the Dekkan--Red Dog, the Killer
But he knew, for Hathi had told him, what a terrible thing a dhole hunting-pack was.
Go north and lie down, and if any live after the dhole has gone by he shall bring thee word of the fight.
I have killed one striped ape, and sure am I in my stomach that Shere Khan would have left his own mate for meat to the dhole if he had winded a pack across three ranges.
But for YE, Free People, my word is that ye go north and eat but little for a while till the dhole are gone.
Free People, we must go north and dig lizards and rats from the bank, lest by any chance we meet the dhole.
I am of the Free People, Kaa, till the dhole has gone by.
Till the dhole have gone by my Word comes not back to me.
I will give no Word; but what is in thy stomach to do when the dhole come?
The dhole do not turn and their throats are hot," said Kaa.
Now we will go to the river, and I will show thee what is to be done against the dhole.
Yet Hathi and the Striped One together turn aside for the dhole, and the dhole they say turn aside for nothing.