Definition of striped hyena in English:

striped hyena

Syllabification: striped hy·e·na

noun

A hyena with numerous black stripes on the body and legs, living in steppe and desert areas from northeastern Africa to India.
  • Hyaena hyaena, family Hyaenidae
More example sentences
  • Unlike their cousins the spotted hyenas, the striped hyenas (classified Hyaena hyaena) in the wild, forage during night hours.
  • Many larger mammals such as giraffes, striped hyenas, western kob, bushbuck and sitatunga are now considered extinct in the area around the lake.
  • The one-horned rhinoceros and striped hyenas are just some of the 1,200 animals to look out for at this award winning attraction.

Definition of striped hyena in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdīktik
adjective
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...