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timber wolf

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noun

the gray wolf, Canis lupus, sometimes designated as the subspecies C. lupus occidentalis: formerly common in northern North America but now greatly reduced in number and rare in the conterminous U.S.

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RELATED WORDS

dingo, hyena, jackal, lobo

Nearby words

timber hitch, timber limit, timber mill, timber rattlesnake, timber right, timber wolf, timber-hitch, timberbeast, timberdoodle, timbered, timberhead

Origin of timber wolf

First recorded in 1875–80
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timber wolf


noun

a variety of the wolf, Canis lupus, having a grey brindled coat and occurring in forested northern regions, esp of North AmericaAlso called: grey wolf
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