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Definition: Cave hyena
, 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]
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
Note: The striped hyena (Hy[ae]na striata
Southern Asia and a large part of Africa. The brown
hyena (Hy[ae]na brunnea
), and the spotted hyena
), are found in Southern Africa. The
extinct cave hyena (Hy[ae]na spel[ae]a
England and France.
. See under Cave
(Zo["o]l.), a South African canine animal
), 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
(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.
2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs.] “The cave of
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.]
(Zo["o]l.), a very large fossil bear (Ursus spel[ae]us
) similar to the grizzly bear, but large;
common in European caves.
, a savage of prehistoric times whose dwelling
place was a cave. --Tylor.
(Zo["o]l.), a fossil hyena found abundanty in
British caves, now usually regarded as a large variety of
the living African spotted hyena.
(Zo["o]l.), a fossil lion found in the caves of
Europe, believed to be a large variety of the African
. See under Bone