Prairie dog

Definition of Prairie dog

(Zool.) a small American rodent (Cynomys Ludovicianus) allied to the marmots. It inhabits the plains west of the Mississippi. The prairie dogs burrow in the ground in large warrens, and have a sharp bark like that of a dog. Called also prairie marmot.

See also: Prairie

Related Words

blacktail prairie dog, Cynomys, Cynomys gunnisoni, Cynomys ludovicianus, genus Cynomys, gnawer, gnawing animal, prairie marmot, rodent, whitetail prairie dog
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