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hyena

Saltos de línea: hyena
Pronunciación: /hʌɪˈiːnə
 
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(also hyaena)

Definición de hyena en inglés:

sustantivo

A doglike African mammal with forelimbs that are longer than the hindlimbs and an erect mane. Hyenas are noted as scavengers but most are also effective hunters.
  • Family Hyaenidae: two genera, in particular Hyaena, and three species
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origen

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).

Words that rhyme with hyena

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