noun aard·wolf \-ˌwlf\
plural aard·wolves \-ˌwlvz\

Definition of AARDWOLF

:  a maned striped nocturnal mammal (Proteles cristatus) of southern and eastern Africa that resembles the related hyenas and feeds chiefly on insects and especially termites

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Origin of AARDWOLF

Afrikaans, from aard + wolf
First Known Use: 1833


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