laughing hyena

laughing hyena
noun
African hyena noted for its distinctive howl
Hypernyms: ↑hyena, ↑hyaena
Member Holonyms: ↑Crocuta, ↑genus Crocuta

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  • Laughing hyena — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laughing hyena, laughing like a hyena — see ↑hyena • • • Main Entry: ↑laugh …   Useful english dictionary

  • laughing hyena — noun a southern African hyena with a loud laughing call. [Crocuta crocuta.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • laughing hyena — noun The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta); so called because of the resemblance of its call to laughter. Syn: spotted hyena …   Wiktionary

  • laughing hyena. — See spotted hyena. * * * …   Universalium

  • laughing hyena —       African species of hyena (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • laughing hyena — laugh′ing hye′na n. mam spotted hyena …   From formal English to slang

  • laughing hyena — /lafɪŋ haɪˈinə/ (say lahfing huy eenuh) noun See hyena (def. 1) …  

  • laughing hyena. — See spotted hyena …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laughing — Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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