Definition of Spotted hyena

1. Noun. African hyena noted for its distinctive howl.

Exact synonyms: Crocuta Crocuta, Laughing Hyena
Generic synonyms: Hyaena, Hyena
Group relationships: Crocuta, Genus Crocuta

Definition of Spotted hyena

1. Noun. The spotted hyena (''Crocuta crocuta''), largest of the hyena species. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spotted Hyena

spotted cucumber beetles
spotted dog
spotted dogs
spotted dolphin
spotted dolphins
spotted dragonet
spotted dragonets
spotted eagle ray
spotted eagle rays
spotted fever
spotted flycatcher
spotted gum
spotted hemlock
spotted hyena (current term)
spotted lynx
spotted nothura
spotted nothuras
spotted owl
spotted ray
spotted redshank
spotted salamander
spotted sandpiper
spotted sea trout
spotted sickness
spotted skunk
spotted squeateague
spotted sunfish
spotted water hemlock

Literary usage of Spotted hyena

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On Safari: Big Game Hunting in British East Africa with Studies in Bird Live by Abel Chapman (1908)
"Besides these were wart-hogs, ostriches and spotted hyena. great kori bustards, while crowned cranes in threes and fours stalked sedately through the throng ..."

2. Mammalia: Their Various Orders and Habits Popularly Illustrated by Typical by Louis Figuier, Guillaume Louis Figuier (1870)
"... striata) and the spotted hyena ... The spotted hyena is to be met with in Barbary, and is also found in ..."

3. Annual Register by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797, Edmund Burke (1824)
"... to the source of the spotted hyena. (From Lichtenstein's Travels in Southern Africa, Vol. II.) The spotted hyena ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"2,—The spotted hyena (Hyaena Croatia). goats, and more often dogs, ... A very different animal is the spotted hyena, Hyaena (Crocuta) crocuta, which has the ..."

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