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English → English (gcide) Definition: Cave hyena Hyena \Hy*e"na\, n.; pl. Hyenas. [L. hyaena, Gr. ?, orig., a sow, but usually, a Libyan wild beast, prob., the hyena, fr. ? hog: cf. F. hy[`e]ne. See Sow female hog.] (Zo["o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the family Hy[ae]nid[ae], doglike nocturnal mammals of Africa and southern Asia, of which three living species are known. They are large and strong, but cowardly. They feed chiefly on carrion, and are nocturnal in their habits. [Written also hy[ae]na.] Syn: hyaena. [1913 Webster] Note: The striped hyena (Hy[ae]na striata) inhabits Southern Asia and a large part of Africa. The brown hyena (Hy[ae]na brunnea), and the spotted hyena (Crocuta maculata), are found in Southern Africa. The extinct cave hyena (Hy[ae]na spel[ae]a) inhabited England and France. [1913 Webster] Cave hyena. See under Cave. Hyena dog (Zo["o]l.), a South African canine animal (Lycaon venaticus), which hunts in packs, chiefly at night. It is smaller than the common wolf, with very large, erect ears, and a bushy tail. Its color is reddish or yellowish brown, blotched with black and white. Called also hunting dog. [1913 Webster] Cave \Cave\ (k[=a]v), n. [F. cave, L. cavus hollow, whence cavea cavity. Cf. Cage.] 1. A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den. [1913 Webster] 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs.] “The cave of the ear.” --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. (Eng. Politics) A coalition or group of seceders from a political party, as from the Liberal party in England in 1866. See Adullam, Cave of, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Cave bear (Zo["o]l.), a very large fossil bear (Ursus spel[ae]us ) similar to the grizzly bear, but large; common in European caves. Cave dweller, a savage of prehistoric times whose dwelling place was a cave. --Tylor. Cave hyena (Zo["o]l.), a fossil hyena found abundanty in British caves, now usually regarded as a large variety of the living African spotted hyena. Cave lion (Zo["o]l.), a fossil lion found in the caves of Europe, believed to be a large variety of the African lion. Bone cave. See under Bone. [1913 Webster]

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