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brown hyena

a hyena, Hyaena brunnea, of southern Africa, having a blackish-gray coat: its dwindling population is now protected.
Also called strand wolf. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There is still another “brown hyena,” which differs altogether from this one, and is an inhabitant of the Great Desert.

    The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid

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