Definition of strandwolf in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈstrantvɒlf
, ˈstrandwʊlf/


South African
  • The brown hyena, which often frequents the shore, where it scavenges dead fish and birds.
    • Hyaena brunnea, family Hyaenidae
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    • A loner with few friends, he works as a diamond diver during the summer months and follows a family of strandwolves during the winter months.
    • He spends most of his time scuba diving or observing a family of strandwolves (brown hyenas).
    • The rough coastline is the graveyard to numerous ships but also home to massive seal colonies and the awkwardly lovely Strandwolf


late 18th century: from South African Dutch, from strand 'seashore' + wolf 'wolf'.

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