One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small stocky carnivorous mammal of the dog family, with short legs and small ears. It is native to the forests of Central and South America.
Speothus venaticus, family Canidae
- ‘The bush dog released the captured paca after failing to maneuver itself into a position where it could reach its throat.’
- ‘The cock symbolizes pride, the bush dog implies wealth, and vultures represent filth and disregard.’
- ‘Unfortunately, no individuals of the bush dog (S. venaticus) were available for inclusion in this analysis.’
- ‘Carlos took us an hour west by speedboat to Punta Caracoles, a peninsula jutting out from the national park that teems with bush dogs, tapirs, and other tenacious wildlife.’
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