white wolf

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the coloration of the wolf's fur.

Noun[edit]

white wolf (countable and uncountable, plural white wolves)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see white,‎ wolf.
  2. Synonym of Arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos) (an all-white wolf subspecies found in the Canadian Arctic)
  3. Synonym of spirit wolf (a mystical creature found in Native American traditions)

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