from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a South African canine animal (Lycaon venaticus), which hunts in packs, chiefly at night. It is smaller than the common wolf, with very large, erect ears, and a bushy tail. Its color is reddish or yellowish brown, blotched with black and white. Called also hunting dog.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a powerful doglike mammal of southern and eastern Africa that hunts in large packs; now rare in settled area


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