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aardwolf (s) (noun), aardwolves (pl)
1. A mammal, that resembles and is related to the hyena: "The aardwolf lives in a burrow and feeds at night, mostly on termites and insect larvae."

While at the camping site in South Africa, some tourists were amazed to see a couple of aardwolves from a distance, thinking they were hyenas looking for dead beasts."
2. Etymology: from Afrikaans, "earth-wolf"; which comes from aarde, "earth" + wolf, "wolf" (a carnivorous canine mammal).

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