nandi bear

nandi bear
\\ˈnändē-\ noun
Usage: often capitalized N
Etymology: probably from Nandi, town in Kenya
: a large carnivorous animal that is said to resemble a bear and has been reported repeatedly from parts of southern and eastern Africa

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Nandi bear /nanˈdi bār/
A great fierce animal reputed to live in E Africa, perhaps the spotted hyena
ORIGIN: From the Nandi Forest, Kenya

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Nandi bear,
a ferocious animal believed by the natives to roam the jungles of East Africa. It is generally thought to be the spotted hyena.

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