maned wolf


: a yellowish-red wild canid (Chrysocyon brachyurus) of South American grasslands having black coloration on the nape and lower legs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The arrival of the maned wolf, a species native to South American savannas. John Muyskens, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2022 There's a whole group of foxes, and also something called the maned wolf, and the bush dog, and the short-eared dog. National Geographic, 23 June 2020 Mom and dad are doing a great job caring for the pups, handling the child-rearing together as is common for maned wolves. Kelli Bender,, 2 Feb. 2018 Beardsley Zoo is working with the Species Survival Plan to make sure the maned wolf line stays genetically diverse, so the entire species is protected in the future. Kelli Bender,, 2 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maned wolf was in 1902

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“Maned wolf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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