Definition of hyena in English:
- Family Hyaenidae: two genera, in particular Hyaena, and three species
- Although similar in appearance to hyenas, African wild dogs are nevertheless true wild canidae.
- Golden jackals, hyenas and even leopards are present but very rarely seen.
- I have been filming for 14 years now, working with hyenas, leopards, and jackals.
Middle English: via Latin from Greek huaina, feminine of hus 'pig' (the transference of the term probably being because the animal's mane was thought to resemble a hog's bristles).
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Definition of hyena in:
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