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hyaena

[hahy-ee-nuh] /haɪˈi nə/
noun
1.
Related forms
hyaenic, adjective
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  • Vocal recognition in the spotted hyaena and its possible implications regarding the evolution of intelligence.
British Dictionary definitions for hyaena

hyaena

/haɪˈiːnə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of hyena
Derived Forms
hyaenic, adjective

hyena

/haɪˈiːnə/
noun
1.
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) See also strandwolf
Derived Forms
hyenic, hyaenic, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin, from Latin hyaena, from Greek huaina, from hus hog
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