Definition of red wolf in English:

red wolf


  • A fairly small wolf with a cinnamon or tawny-coloured coat, native to the south-eastern US but possibly extinct in the wild.

    Canis rufus, family Canidae

    • ‘Even the red wolf and bison could be reintroduced one day.’
    • ‘For example, a large fraction of both red wolves and gray wolves have turned out to be wolf/coyote hybrids.’
    • ‘Mating between eastern Canadian wolves, red wolves, and coyotes is possible, he said, because they share a common ancestor.’
    • ‘Gray wolves can be distinguished from red wolves by their larger size, broader snout, and shorter ears.’
    • ‘The endangered red wolf is another case in point.’