laughing hyena


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laughing hyena

n
(Animals) the spotted hyena. See hyena

spot′ted hye′na


n.
an African hyena, Crocuta crocuta, having a dark-spotted yellowish gray coat, noted for its distinctive howl.
[1775–85]
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Noun1.laughing hyena - African hyena noted for its distinctive howllaughing hyena - African hyena noted for its distinctive howl
hyaena, hyena - doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion
Crocuta, genus Crocuta - a genus of Hyaenidae
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