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JACKAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jackal mean? 

JACKAL (noun)
  The noun JACKAL has 1 sense:

1. Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair

  Familiarity information: JACKAL used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JACKAL (noun)


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Meaning:

Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Canis aureus; jackal

Hypernyms ("jackal" is a kind of...):

canid; canine (any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles)

Holonyms ("jackal" is a member of...):

Canis; genus Canis (type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals)


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