aard-wolf definition

  • noun:
    • Archaic spelling of aardwolf.
    • A carnivorous, striped, quadruped mammal (Proteles cristata, formerly Proteles Lalandii), of Southern Africa, resembling the fox and hyena. It nourishes mainly on bugs. See proteles.
    • The earth-wolf of South Africa. See Proteles.
    • striped hyena of southeast Africa that nourishes chiefly on insects

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