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Oxford dictionary definition of the word hyena:
a doglike African mammal with forelimbs that are longer than the hindlimbs and an erect mane. Hyenas are noted as scavengers but most are also effective hunters.
Family Hyaenidae: two genera, in particular Hyaena, and three species
Middle English: via Latin from Greek huaina, feminine of hus ‘pig’ (the transference of the term probably being because the animal’s mane was thought to resemble a hog’s bristles)