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Definition: Lycaon venaticus
, 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