European wolf

variants: or less commonly Eurasian wolf

Definition of European wolf

: a gray wolf (Canis lupus lupus) of Europe and Asia Spain's environmentalists are waging an uphill battle to protect the European wolf from extinction in a country where fear of the beast runs deep.International Wildlife, January/February 1986

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First Known Use of European wolf

1711, in the meaning defined above

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“European wolf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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