Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) 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

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Synonyms of Jackal

canis aureus

Alternate forms of Jackal

Hypernyms: canid, canine

Origin of the word Jackal

  1. c.1600, from Turk. ?akal, from Pers. shaghal, from Skt. srgala-s, lit. "the howler." Figurative sense of "skulking henchman" is from the old belief that jackals stirred up game for lions. more

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