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lobo

[ loh-boh ]
/ ˈloʊ boʊ /
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noun, plural lo·bos.

the gray or timber wolf of the western U.S.

RELATED WORDS

mutt, pooch, pup, cur, wolf, chow, hound, dingo, fox, hyena, coyote, jackal

Nearby words

lobito, loblolly, loblolly bay, loblolly boy, loblolly pine, lobo, lobola, lobolo, lobopodium, lobose, lobotomize

Origin of lobo

1830–40; < Spanish < Latin lupus wolf
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lobo

/ (ˈləʊbəʊ) /

noun plural -bos

Western US another name for timber wolf

Word Origin for lobo

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

lobo


n.

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

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