Synonyms
Etymology

1. hyena

noun. ['haɪˈiːnə'] doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion.

Synonyms

  • strand wolf
  • Proteles cristata
  • Hyaenidae
  • striped hyena
  • family Hyaenidae
  • Hyaena brunnea
  • canine
  • hyaena
  • Crocuta crocuta
  • Hyaena hyaena
  • canid
  • laughing hyena
  • aardwolf
  • spotted hyena

Etymology

  • hiene (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • hyaena (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Hyena

  • hercegovina
  • herzegovina
  • constantina
  • wilhelmina
  • florentina
  • wilhemina
  • valentina
  • proserpina
  • petrofina
  • neutrogena
  • marcellina
  • malaspina
  • magdalena
  • leopoldina
  • lamartina
  • gilbertina
  • fernandina
  • ekaterina
  • concertina
  • celestina
  • cartagena
  • autolatina
  • argentina
  • tranchina
  • tomasina
  • tijerina
  • thomasina
  • taormina
  • semolina
  • scardina

Example sentences of the word hyena


1. Noun, singular or mass
The cow will stop to defend her baby with kicks that can kill a lion or a hyena.

Quotes containing the word hyena


1. A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn?
- Bob Hope

2. Fueled by my inspiration, I ran across the room to steal the cup of coffee the bookshelf had taken prisoner. Lapping the black watery brew like a hyena, I tossed the empty cup aside. I then returned to the chair to continue my divine act of creation. Hot blood swished in my head as my mighty pen stole across the page.
- Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

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