prairie wolf

prairie wolf
Coyote Coy"o*te (k?"?-t? or k?"?t), n. [Spanish Amer., fr. Mexican coyotl.] (Zo["o]l.) A carnivorous animal ({Canis latrans}), allied to the dog, found in the western part of North America; -- called also {prairie wolf}. Its voice is a snapping bark, followed by a prolonged, shrill howl. [1913 Webster]

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  • Prairie wolf — Wolf Wolf, n.; pl. {Wolves}. [OE. wolf, wulf, AS. wulf; akin to OS. wulf, D. & G. wolf, Icel. [=u]lfr, Sw. ulf, Dan. ulv, Goth. wulfs, Lith. vilkas, Russ. volk , L. lupus, Gr. ly kos, Skr. v[.r]ka; also to Gr. e lkein to draw, drag, tear in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie wolf — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prairie wolf — ☆ prairie wolf n. COYOTE …   English World dictionary

  • prairie wolf — noun small wolf native to western North America • Syn: ↑coyote, ↑brush wolf, ↑Canis latrans • Hypernyms: ↑wolf • Hyponyms: ↑coydog * * * ˈprairie wolf 7 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • prairie wolf — kojotas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Canis latrans angl. coyote; prairie wolf vok. Heuwolf; Koyote rus. койот; луговой волк pranc. coyote ryšiai: platesnis terminas – šunys …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • prairie wolf — /ˈprɛəri wʊlf/ (say prairree woolf) noun (plural prairie wolves) → coyote (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • prairie wolf — prai′rie wolf n. mam coyote • Etymology: 1795–1805, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • prairie wolf — noun Date: 1804 coyote …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prairie wolf — coyote (def. 1). [1795 1805, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • prairie wolf —    See coyote1 …   Vocabulario Vaquero

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