prairie wolf

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prairie wolf

n.
See coyote.

prairie wolf

n
(Animals) another name for coyote1

coy•o•te

(kaɪˈoʊ ti, ˈkaɪ oʊt)

n., pl. -tes, (esp. collectively) -te.
1. a wolflike, medium-sized North American canid, Canis latrans.
2. Slang. a person who smuggles Latin Americans into the U.S. for a fee.
[1825–35; earlier cuiota, cayota < Mexican Spanish coyote < Nahuatl coyōtl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prairie wolf - small wolf native to western North Americaprairie wolf - small wolf native to western North America
wolf - any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
coydog - offspring of a coyote and a dog