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Jackal vs. Coyote

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Main Difference

The main difference between Jackal and Coyote is that the Jackal is a several species of the wolf genus of mammals and Coyote is a species of mammal.

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  • Jackal (noun)

    Any of certain wild canids of the genus Canis, native to the tropical Old World and smaller than a wolf.

  • Jackal (noun)

    A person who performs menial/routine tasks, a dogsbody.

  • Jackal (noun)

    A person who behaves in an opportunistic way; especially a base collaborator.

  • Jackal (noun)

    A jack (the playing card).

  • Jackal (verb)

    To perform menial or routine tasks

  • Coyote (noun)

    Canis latrans, a species of canine native to North America.

  • Coyote (noun)

    A smuggler of illegal immigrants across the land border from Mexico into the United States of America.

  • Coyote (verb)

    To prospect for gold by manually digging holes into overlying earth, as into a hillside.

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  • Jackal (noun)

    a slender long-legged wild dog that feeds on carrion, game, and fruit and often hunts cooperatively, found in Africa and southern Asia.

  • Coyote (noun)

    a wild dog that resembles the wolf, native to North America.

  • Coyote (noun)

    a person who smuggles people from Latin America across the US border, typically for a very high fee

    "at the bus station, there were coyotes offering to drive us to Los Angeles"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Jackal (noun)

    Any one of several species of carnivorous animals inhabiting Africa and Asia, related to the dog and wolf. They are cowardly, nocturnal, and gregarious. They feed largely on carrion, and are noted for their piercing and dismal howling.

  • Jackal (noun)

    One who does mean work for another's advantage, as jackals were once thought to kill game which lions appropriated.

  • Coyote (noun)

    A carnivorous animal (Canis latrans), allied to the dog, found in the western part of North America; - called also prairie wolf. Its voice is a snapping bark, followed by a prolonged, shrill howl.

Webster Dictionary
  • Jackal (noun)

    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

  • Coyote (noun)

    small wolf native to western North America

  • Coyote (noun)

    someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually acress the Mexican border)

  • Coyote (noun)

    a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)

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