hyena

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Old French hyene, from Latin hyaena, from Ancient Greek ὕαινα (húaina).

hyena

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hyena (plural hyenas or hyena or hyenae)

  1. Large, canine‐resembling carnivore belonging to the family Hyaenidae, native to Africa and Asia, often notable for the sound similar to laughter which it can make if excited.

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hyena f

  1. hyena (large carnivore)

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hyena m (plural hyena's, diminutive hyenaatje n)

  1. hyena

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hyena c

  1. a hyena

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