noun. ['haɪˈiːnə'] doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion.
- strand wolf
- Proteles cristata
- striped hyena
- family Hyaenidae
- Hyaena brunnea
- Crocuta crocuta
- Hyaena hyaena
- laughing hyena
- spotted hyena
- hiene (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
- hyaena (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Hyena
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