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  • n. The prairie dog.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The prairie dog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The, prairie-dog of North America, Cynomys ludovicianus. See cut under prairie-dog, and compare second cut under owl.
  • n. [Misunderstood by Cooper as a name for the whippoor-will, it was so used by him in his novel “The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish,” and elsewhere.


From a Native American word which was an onomatopoeic representation of the animals' cry. (Wiktionary)


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