Noun Aard-wolf Definition and Examples


Noun:

Aard-wolf

Pronunciation:

/ˈɑːdwʊlf/

Definition:
1.

noun

A black-striped nocturnal African mammal that feeds mainly on termites.
  1. 'The four extant hyena species (spotted hyena, striped hyena, brown hyena, and aardwolf) are the remnants of a large radiation.'
  2. 'Aardvarks and aardwolves have this typical eutherian construction.'
((n.) A carnivorous quadruped (Proteles Lalandii), of South Africa, resembling the fox and hyena. See Proteles.)


Origin:
Mid 19th century: from South African Dutch, from aarde ‘earth’ + wolf ‘wolf’.

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