hyena dog definition

  • noun:
    • a-south African canine pet (Lycaon venaticus), which hunts in packages, chiefly during the night. It is smaller than the common wolf, with huge, erect ears, and a bushy end. Its color is reddish or yellowish-brown, blotched with grayscale. Known as in addition searching puppy.
    • a robust doglike mammal of south and eastern Africa that hunts in large packs; today unusual in settled location

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