lo·​bo | \ ˈlō-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce lobo (audio) \
plural lobos

Definition of lobo

: gray wolf Once a year, the Biology Undergraduate Society (BUGS) creates an opportunity for students to meet live lobos.UNM Newsroom Members of the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team and their equally dedicated colleagues at the Endangered Wolf Center are to be congratulated for successfully placing a total of eight tiny lobo puppies into wild dens.— Jean C. Ossorio

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A woman sitting in front of him expressed indignation that one of the scenes featured a bison that had become trapped in ice and slowly dying from hypothermia before it was feasted upon by lobos. National Geographic, "To Rescue or Not, That is the Question With Distressed Animals," 24 May 2016

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First Known Use of lobo

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lobo

Spanish, wolf, from Latin lupus — more at wolf

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