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Meaning of "prairie dog" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRAIRIE DOG

prairie dog play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRAIRIE DOG

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Prairie dog is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PRAIRIE DOG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

prairie dog

Prairie dog

Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America. The five different species of prairie dogs are: black-tailed, white-tailed, Gunnison's, Utah, and Mexican prairie dogs. They are a type of ground squirrel, found in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In Mexico, prairie dogs are found primarily in the northern states, which lie at the southern end of the Great Plains: northeastern Sonora, north and northeastern Chihuahua, northern Coahuila, northern Nuevo León, and northern Tamaulipas. In the US, they range primarily to the west of the Mississippi River, though they have also been introduced in a few eastern locales. They are herbivorous.

Definition of prairie dog in the English dictionary

The definition of prairie dog in the dictionary is any of several gregarious sciurine rodents of the genus Cynomys, such as C. ludovicianus, that live in large complex burrows in the prairies of North America Also called: prairie marmot.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRAIRIE DOG

prairie
prairie chicken
prairie cocktail
prairie crocus
prairie fowl
prairie grouse
prairie hen
prairie marmot
prairie oyster
Prairie Provinces
prairie schooner
prairie soil
Prairie State
prairie turnip
prairie wolf
prairie-dogging
praise
praiseach
praiseful
praiseless

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRAIRIE DOG

assistance dog
Australian cattle dog
black dog
blue cattle dog
carriage dog
cattle dog
eye dog
guide dog
hair of the dog
hot dog
native dog
Newfoundland dog
police dog
Portuguese water dog
put on the dog
rescue dog
sausage dog
seeing-eye dog
strong-eye dog
top dog

Synonyms and antonyms of prairie dog in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «prairie dog» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRAIRIE DOG

Find out the translation of prairie dog to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of prairie dog from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «prairie dog» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

草原犬鼠
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

perro de las praderas
570 millions of speakers

English

prairie dog
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रेयरी डाग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كلب البراري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

луговая собачка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cão de pradaria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাইরি কুকুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chien de prairie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

anjing prairie
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Präriehund
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

プレーリードッグ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

프레리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prairie asu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con chó đồng cỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புல்வெளி நாய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रेयरी कुत्रा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çayırköpeği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prairie dog
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Prairie Dog
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лугова собачка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prerie câine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λιβάδι σκύλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

prairie hond
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

präriehundar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

prairie hund
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of prairie dog

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRAIRIE DOG»

The term «prairie dog» is regularly used and occupies the 74.067 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about prairie dog

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRAIRIE DOG»

Discover the use of prairie dog in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to prairie dog and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog: Social Life of a Burrowing Mammal
Enhanced by more than 100 photographs, this book illuminates the social organization of a burrowing mammal and raises fundamental questions about current theory.
John L. Hoogland, 1995
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The Prairie Dog: Sentinel of the Plains
He tells the story of these highly gregarious rodents and gives a fascinating glimpse into their active, vocal society.
‎2001
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Zack the Prairie Dog: A Prairie Tale to Promote Autism ...
In Zack the Prairie Dog, you will see In heavens eyes, we are all special. This is an eLIVE book, meaning each printed copy contains a special code redeemable for the free download of the audio version of the book.
S. Charles Decker, 2009
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Conservation of the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog: Saving North ...
With contributions from thirty leading biologists who are actively working to save prairie dogs, the book addresses a range of pivotal issues including: the ecology and social behavior of prairie dogs; the prairie dog's role as a keystone ...
John Hoogland, 2013
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Prairie dog: at home on the range
Describes the behavior and habitat of a young prairie dog.
Sarah Toast, 1997
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Prairie Dogs: Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, ...
The series includes approximately 175 titles and covers pets of every kind: dogs, cats, and birds of many breeds, as well as fish, reptiles, rabbits, hamsters, and just about any other animal that people keep as a pet.
Sharon Lynn Vanderlip, 2002
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Prairie Dog Empire: A Saga of the Shortgrass Prairie
This book by the renowned naturalist and writer Paul A. Johnsgard tells the complex biological and environmental story of the western Great Plains under the prairie dog?s reign?and then under a brief but devastating century of human ...
Paul A. Johnsgard, 2005
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Prairie Dog Town
Flick, a curious young prairie dog, learns about the pleasures and dangers of life outside his family's underground home, as well as the importance of obeying his parents.
Janette Oke, Nancy Munger, 2001
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Prairie Dog Pet
Little Joe was the only prairie dog to survive the storm. His home demolished, Little Joe is quickly adopted by Leona as her Prairie Dog Pet. Little Joe becomes a part of the family, even eating from the kitchen table.
Roberta Seiwert Lampe, 2010
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The Prairie Dog Conspiracy
Tom stumbles across strange activity in an abandoned house, and aboard an historic train.
Eric Wilson, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRAIRIE DOG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term prairie dog is used in the context of the following news items.
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Taste of Wisconsin, Prairie Dog Blues Festival, Brat Days
Janesville: Tallman Arts Festival. More than 100 artists will have their works on display at this festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Sunday at the ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
2
Boulder County, Colorado Horse Rescue eye plan to move 60 …
"We've been working to come up with solutions" to prairie dog management problems in order to restore a grassland cover, said Carol Brice, ... «Longmont Times-Call, Jul 15»
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Prairie dogs find alliance with Midland residents
And with that amount of support in hand, Taylor began putting wheels in motion toward establishing a protected prairie dog sanctuary. «Midland Reporter-Telegram, Jul 15»
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Fight to keep Greenbelt whole revived
A prairie dog runs across the street as a donkey bays from behind a fence. Horses graze in a field surrounded by pecan trees lush from recent ... «Midland Reporter-Telegram, Jul 15»
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Danielle Nicole eager to return to PdC blues festival
When she plays the Prairie Dog Blues Festival, she'll be joined by Brandon Miller on guitar, Mike “Shinetop, Jr.” Sedovic on piano and organ, ... «La Crosse Tribune, Jul 15»
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Rare Disease Causes Headache for Dakota Zoo
The prairie dog exhibit is a fan favorite for many zoo visitors who like to get up close and personal with the wildlife. "They can dig in the ground ... «KFYR-TV, Jul 15»
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Rules: CTV Morning Live - Prairie Dog Central Railway Contest …
TO ENTER the [Prairie Dog Central Railway] contest (“Contest”), simply send an email to wpgcontests@ctv.ca subject “Prairie Dog”. All entries ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
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American Prairie Reserve is 'raw and natural'
Historic and cultural sites, a growing bison herd, elk and pronghorn, birds from curlews to raptors, prairie dog towns and unimpeded open ... «Great Falls Tribune, Jul 15»
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Plague confirmed in Fremont County fleas linked to prairie dog
The presence of plague has been confirmed in Fremont County following a die off of a prairie dog colony on the south edge of Florence. «Outbreak News Today, Jul 15»
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How Feeding Prairie Dogs Peanut Butter Could Help Save Ferrets …
Plague threatens the already precarious populations of black-footed ferrets because it can wiping out whole prairie dog towns, ferrets' main ... «Smithsonian, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Prairie dog [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/prairie-dog>. Mar 2020 ».
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