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Definition of "hyaena" [hyaena]

  • Variant of hyena. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hyaena" in a sentence
  • "This is necessary on account of danger from the spotted hyaena, which is said to be very fierce, and also as a protection against lions and elephants."
  • "The hyaena is a very cowardly animal, but frequently approaches persons lying asleep, and makes an ugly gash on the face."
  • "The hyaena was a fool, it did not know the weasel surpassed it in subtlety; it thought the meat was tied; but when it tried to draw out its tail, it was fast."