- hyacinth bean,
- hyaline body,
- hyaline cartilage
Origin of hyena
Examples from the Web for hyaena
So the lion turned to the hyaena and said, "You must then speak first."
The upper carnassial tooth, however, is like that of Hyaena in having a strong inner cusp.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
Vultures of many kinds dispute with lion and hyaena for the carrion of dead ox or mule beside the road of our advance.Sketches of the East Africa Campaign|Robert Valentine Dolbey
So the hyaena let go and said to him, "I will follow you and see; but if you have deceived me I will kill you."
The hyaena thought awhile and then said, "My age is five hundred years old."
Word Origin for hyena
mid-14c., from Old French hiene, from Latin hyaena, from Greek hyaina "swine" (fem.), from hys "pig" + fem. suffix -aina. So called for its bristles. Applied to cruel, treacherous, and greedy persons since at least 1670s. Adjectival forms that have been attempted in English include hyenaish, hyenaesque, hyenic, hyenine.