cave hyena

noun

Definition of cave hyena

: an extinct hyena whose remains are found abundantly in British caves and now usually regarded as a large variety of the living African spotted hyena

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“Cave hyena.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cave%20hyena. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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