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aardwolf (n.)

also aard-wolf, "small, insectivorous mammal native to East and Southern Africa, related to the hyena," 1833, from Afrikaans Dutch aardwolf, literally "earth-wolf," from aard "earth" (see earth (n.)) + wolf "wolf" (see wolf (n.)).

Origin and meaning of aardwolf

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Definitions of aardwolf

aardwolf (n.)
striped hyena of southeast Africa that feeds chiefly on insects;
Synonyms: Proteles cristata
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