hyaena definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of hyena.
    • Alternative spelling of hyena.
    • identical to hyena.
    • The Normal genus of this household Hyænidæ.
    • [lowercase] The Linnean certain name of Canis hyæna, equivalent to the current family Hyænidæ.
    • In ichthyology, a genus of fishes.
    • [lowercase] See hyena.
    • doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and south Asia that nourishes chiefly on carrion

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