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hyena British & World English

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

spotted hyena British & World English

A southern African hyena which has a greyish-yellow to reddish coat with irregular dark spots, and a loud laughing call

striped hyena British & World English

A hyena with numerous black stripes on the body and legs, living in steppe and desert areas from NE Africa to India

laughing hyena British & World English

Another term for spotted hyena.