timber wolf

noun

plural timber wolves
: gray wolf
especially : a gray wolf (Canis lupus lycaon) originally of the eastern U.S. and southeastern Canada but with a range in the U.S. now restricted to Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin : eastern timber wolf

Examples of timber wolf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Studies in the upper Midwest (a stronghold or timber wolf populations) have shown that in winters with little or no snow, wolves have a tough time catching deer and often go hungry. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 28 Feb. 2024 In the study, a team from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria used nine timber wolves and eight mongrel or mutt dogs living at the Wolf Science Center in Ernstbrunn, Austria. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 13 Sep. 2023 The double-sided blanket is available in the following colors: white tipped (Arctic wolf), chinchilla, mocha, timber wolf, gray frost, ombre beige, and timberwolf. Terri Williams, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Feb. 2023 Moose, black bear, beaver and timber wolf can be seen in the greater Ely region. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 June 2021 With a gestation of 64 days, timber wolf pups arrive in Minnesota around the last week of April. Jim Gilbert, Star Tribune, 4 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of timber wolf was in 1855

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“Timber wolf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timber%20wolf. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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