timber wolves

timber wolf

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.

Origin:
1875–80

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

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