an extinct wolf, Canis dirus, widespread in North America during the Pleistocene Epoch, having a larger body and a smaller brain than the modern wolf.
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Origin of dire wolf
1920–25; from the NL specific epithet dirus inspiring dread; cf. dire
Words nearby dire wolf
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