Definition of bush dog in English:

bush dog


  • 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.’