dhole

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Unknown, possibly from Kannada ತೋಳ(tōḷa, wolf).

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dhole ‎(plural dholes or dhole)

  1. An Asian wild dog, Cuon alpinus.
    • 2001, Marshall Cavendish Corporation, "'Dhole", in Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World, page 451,
      This whistling, a means of communication for a pack of dhole regrouping after an unsuccessful hunt, inspired the other common name of this species—the whistling dog.

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