a nocturnal S African carnivore (Proteles cristatus) of the same family as the hyena, that feeds chiefly on termites and insect larvae
Origin of aardwolfAfrik, earth wolf
A mammal (Proteles cristatus) of southern and eastern Africa, similar to a hyena but feeding mainly on termites and insect larvae.
Origin of aardwolfAfrikaans aarde earth ( from Middle Dutch aerde ; see er-2 in Indo-European roots.) wolf wolf ( from Middle Dutch; see w&llowring;kwo- in Indo-European roots.)
From Afrikaans aardwolf.