Definition of strandwolf in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstrantvɒlf/
Pronunciation: /ˈstrandwʊlf/


South African
The brown hyena, which often frequents the shore, where it scavenges dead fish and birds.
  • Hyaena brunnea, family Hyaenidae.
Example sentences
  • 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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