Definition of Hyena. Meaning of Hyena. Synonyms of Hyena

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Definition of Hyena

Hyena
Hyena Hy*e"na, n.; pl. Hyenas. [L. hyaena, Gr. ?, orig., a sow, but usually, a Libyan wild beast, prob., the hyena, fr. ? hog: cf. F. hy[`e]ne. See Sow female hog.] (Zo["o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the family Hy[ae]nid[ae], of which three living species are known. They are large and strong, but cowardly. They feed chiefly on carrion, and are nocturnal in their habits. [Written also hy[ae]na.] Note: The striped hyena (Hy[ae]na striata) inhabits Southern Asia and a large part of Africa. The brown hyena (H. brunnea), and the spotted hyena (Crocuta maculata), are found in Southern Africa. The extinct cave hyena (H. spel[ae]a) inhabited England and France. Cave hyena. See under Cave. Hyena dog (Zo["o]l.), a South African canine animal (Lycaon venaticus), which hunts in packs, chiefly at night. It is smaller than the common wolf, with very large, erect ears, and a bushy tail. Its color is reddish or yellowish brown, blotched with black and white. Called also hunting dog.

Meaning of Hyena from wikipedia

- Hyenas or hyaenas (/haɪˈiːnəz/ hi-EE-nəz; from Ancient Gr**** ὕαινα, hýaina) are feliform carnivoran mammals belonging to the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnɪdiː/...
- instead of Ethiopic characters. The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta), also known as the laughing hyena, is a hyena species, currently classed as the sole extant...
- The striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) is a species of hyena native to North and East Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent...
- Hyëna is the 22nd studio album by German industrial rock band KMFDM, released on September 9, 2022. Due to the release of the prior album Paradise in...
- The brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea), also called strandwolf, is a species of hyena found in Namibia, Botswana, western and southern Zimbabwe, southern...
- HYENA (also known as Andreas Söderlund) is a gold record-selling Swedish producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. HYENA's track record contains...
- Look up hyena or hyaena in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Hyenas or hyaenas are the animals of the family Hyaenidae. Hyena, hyaena or The Hyena may also...
- cave hyena (Crocuta crocuta spelaea and Crocuta crocuta ultima), also known as the Ice Age spotted hyena, are paleosubspecies of spotted hyena known...
- Hyena Road is a 2015 Canadian war drama film directed, written and produced by Paul Gross, starring Gross and Rossif Sutherland. It was shown in the Gala...
- Hyena butter is a secretion from the anal gland of hyenas used to mark territory and to identify individuals by odor. The gooey substance is spread onto...