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prairie wolf

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  1. coyote(def 1).
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Origin of prairie wolf

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for prairie wolf

Historical Examples

  • The coyote, or prairie-wolf, is the slyest animal that walks on four legs.

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks

  • Ike came up at this moment, and we saw that his game was no other than a prairie-wolf.

  • No; its repetition told us what it was—the howl of the prairie-wolf.

    The War Trail

    Mayne Reid

  • The Hotshanyi, or chief penitent, lived with the people of the Prairie-wolf clan.

    The Delight Makers

    Adolf Bandelier

  • The coyote, or prairie-wolf, is about the size of a large dog and resembles one.

    On the Trail

    Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard

British Dictionary definitions for prairie wolf

prairie wolf

  1. another name for coyote (def. 1)
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