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strand wolf

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noun
  1. brown hyena.
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Origin of strand wolf

First recorded in 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for strandwolf

strandwolf

noun plural -wolves
  1. a species of hyena (Hyaena brunnea) that scavenges on shores of southern AfricaAlso called: brown hyena
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Word Origin

C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch strand beach + Afrikaans wolf hyena
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