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gray wolf

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noun
a wolf, Canis lupus, having a usually grizzled, blackish, or whitish coat: formerly common in Eurasia and North America, some subspecies are now reduced in numbers or near extinction.

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Origin of gray wolf

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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