hyaena

[hahy-ee-nuh]
noun

hyaenic, adjective
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hyaena (haɪˈiːnə)
 
n
a variant spelling of hyena
 
hy'aenic
 
adj

hyena or hyaena (haɪˈiːnə)
 
n
See also strandwolf any of several long-legged carnivorous doglike mammals of the genera Hyaena and Crocuta, such as C. crocuta (spotted or laughing hyena), of Africa and S Asia: family Hyaenidae, order Carnivora (carnivores)
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Latin hyaena, from Greek huaina, from hus hog]
 
hyaena or hyaena
 
n
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Latin hyaena, from Greek huaina, from hus hog]
 
hy'enic or hyaena
 
adj
 
hy'aenic or hyaena
 
adj

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