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aardwolf

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noun aard·wolf \-ˌwu̇lf\

Definition of aardwolf

plural

aardwolves

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  1. :  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 and Etymology of aardwolf

Afrikaans, from aard + wolf


First Known Use: 1833



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