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noun, plural lo·bos.
  1. the gray or timber wolf of the western U.S.

Origin of lobo

1830–40; < Spanish < Latin lupus wolf
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noun plural -bos
  1. Western US another name for timber wolf

Word Origin

Spanish, from Latin lupus wolf
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Word Origin and History for lobo


wolf of the U.S. southwest, 1859, from Spanish lobo, from Latin lupus (see wolf).

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