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
References in classic literature ?
But those wild eyes met his, as the bloodshot eyes of the prairie wolves meet the eye of their leader, ere he rushes on at their head in the trail of the bison; but, alas!
After the plat was completed, James left Chicago, which was still merely "Lake Michigan howling on one side and prairie wolves on the other," to return to Randolph County.