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gray wolf

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.
Compare timber wolf.
Origin of gray wolf
1805-15, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In Gardiner there are a number of men, armed with rifles, who toward game have the gray-wolf quality of mercy.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday

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