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ˈdɪŋ goʊdin·go

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dingo, warrigal, warragal, Canis dingo(noun)

    wolflike yellowish-brown wild dog of Australia


  1. dingo(Noun)

    A wild dog native to Australia, scientific name .

  2. Origin: From dingu.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dingo(noun)

    a wild dog found in Australia, but supposed to have introduced at a very early period. It has a wolflike face, bushy tail, and a reddish brown color


  1. Dingo

    The dingo is a free-roaming dog found mainly in Australia but also in Southeast Asia where the dingo is said to have its origins. It is a subspecies of the gray wolf, Canis lupus. A dingo's habitat ranges from deserts to grasslands and the edges of forests. Dingoes will normally make their dens in deserted rabbit holes and hollow logs, not too far from an essential supply of water. The dingo is the largest terrestrial predator in Australia, and plays an important role as an apex predator. However, the dingo is seen as a pest by sheep farmers, due to frequent attacks on livestock. Conversely, their predation on rabbits, kangaroos, and rats is of benefit to the cattle ranchers. For many Australians the dingo is a cultural icon, and because of this there is the fear of the species becoming extinct as has happened with the thylacine in Tasmania. This is thought to have happened in the 20th century, and the dingo is seen by many as being responsible for their extinction on the Australian mainland about 2000 years earlier. Dingoes also have a prominent position in the culture of Aboriginal Australians as a part of stories and ceremonies and they are also depicted on rock carvings and cave paintings.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dingo

    ding′gō, n. the native dog of Australia.

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  1. digon, doing, doïng, Gondi

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dingo in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dingo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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