strand wolf


noun


Nearby words

  1. stramash,
  2. stramineous,
  3. stramonium,
  4. strand,
  5. strand line,
  6. strand, mark,
  7. strand, paul,
  8. stranded,
  9. strandloper,
  10. strandwolf

Origin of strand wolf

First recorded in 1820–30

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British Dictionary definitions for strandwolf

strandwolf

noun plural -wolves

a species of hyena (Hyaena brunnea) that scavenges on shores of southern AfricaAlso called: brown hyena

Word Origin for strandwolf

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

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