[ loh-boh ]
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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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How to use lobo in a sentence

  • Fifty-three-year-old Franklin Lobos was a professional soccer player who even represented Chile in the 1984 Olympic Games.

    The Miners' Miracle Message | Dom Phillips | August 24, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Kill for the same reasons the Rafaels and the Santiagos and the Lobos kill and you'll never have to lose a night's sleep.

    The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
  • At Punta de Lobos I discovered two small caves built of boulders, and roofed in with rafters of whales' ribs.

    Peru in the Guano Age | Alexander James Duffield
  • One million six hundred thousand tons of guano were reported from Lobos last year by the Government engineers.

    Peru in the Guano Age | Alexander James Duffield
  • Lobos is about sixty miles south of Tampico, and affords an ample protection against northers.

British Dictionary definitions for lobo


/ (ˈləʊbəʊ) /

nounplural -bos
  1. Western US another name for timber wolf

Origin of lobo

Spanish, from Latin lupus wolf

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