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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Aard-wolf \Aard"-wolf`\ ([aum]rd"w[oo^]lf), n. [D, earth-wolf]
     A carnivorous, striped, quadruped mammal ({Proteles
     cristata}, formerly {Proteles Lalandii}), of South Africa,
     resembling the fox and hyena. It feeds chiefly on insects.
     See {Proteles}.

     [1913 Webster WordNet 1.5] Aaronic

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n : striped hyena of southeast Africa that feeds chiefly on
           insects [syn: {Proteles cristata}]
       [also: {aardwolves} (pl)]

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