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 (lo͞o′gə-ro͞o′, -gä-)
n. pl. loups-ga·rous (lo͞o′gə-ro͞oz′, -gä-ro͞o′)
A werewolf.

[French, from Old French leu garoul : leu, wolf (from Latin lupus; see wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots) + garoul, werewolf (of Germanic origin; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots).]


(lu gaˈru; Eng. ˌlu gəˈru)

n., pl. loups-ga•rous (lu gaˈru; Eng. ˌlu gəˈruz)
French. a werewolf.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loup-garou - a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back againloup-garou - a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
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