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aardwolf

[ahrd-woo lf] /ˈɑrdˌwʊlf/
noun, plural aardwolves.
1.
a striped, hyenalike mammal, Proteles cristatus, of southern and eastern Africa, that feeds chiefly on insects.
Origin of aardwolf
1825-1835
1825-35; < Afrikaans erdwolf < Dutch aardwolf, equivalent to aarde earth + wolf wolf
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aardwolf

/ˈɑːdˌwʊlf/
noun (pl) -wolves
1.
a nocturnal mammal, Proteles cristatus, that inhabits the plains of southern Africa and feeds on termites and insect larvae: family Hyaenidae (hyenas), order Carnivora (carnivores)
Word Origin
C19: from Afrikaans, from aarde earth + wolf wolf
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