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Definition of the noun aardwolf

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noun - plural: aardwolves

  1. striped hyena of southeast Africa that feeds chiefly on insects

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  1. The insectivorous mammal species Proteles cristatus, of South Africa, related to and resembling the hyena and having an erectile crest.


"Aardwolf" is a MUD that is set in the fantasy world of Andolor. It started in 1996 and continues to draw active players. As well as being accessible through most MUD clients, a version of MUSHclient is specifically tailored for Aardwolf. The game can also run on Flash and Java. Aardwolf has had up to 500 players online at a time, typically 200–300 online.

  • also known as Aardwolf MUD
  • genre: MUD
  • released in (19 years ago)


Aardwolf is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Night Thrasher vol. 2, #3, released in October 1993. He was created by Fabian Nicieza, Ken Lashley and Fred Hayes.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (1999)

by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

The aardwolf is an unusual member of a family of rather large carnivorous mammals that has evolved to become...

Since the aardwolf is a mammal, turning to MAMMALS will provide a wealth of information on the class Mammalia, a group of ...

Google previewPrinciples of Animal Communication (2016)

Biology, Zoology by CTI Reviews

Aardwolf: The aardwolf is a small, insectivorous ...

Google previewBeat about the Bush: Mammals (2007)

by Trevor Carnaby

The aardwolf is a specialist termite-eater, taking harvester termites (Hodotermes) in winter and snouted termites (Trinervitermes) in summer. Papillae on the tongue help prevent sand abrasion as it licks prey from the soil surface. Ridges on the ...

Google previewAnimal Planet ™ Atlas of Animals (2013)

by Jinny Johnson

Termite hunter The aardwolf is a kind of hyena but has a very dierent diet from the rest ofits family. It lives mostly on termites and may eat up to 200,000 in one night.

Google previewVertebrate Life (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Aardwolf: The aardwolf is a small, insectivorous mammal, native to East Africa and Southern Africa. Its name means 'earth wolf' in the Afrikaans / Dutch language. It is also called 'maanhaar jackal'. The aardwolf is in the same family as the ...

Google previewThe Bushman Winter has Come (2013)

by Paul John Myburgh

Unlike the hyena, the aardwolf is a shy and timid creature with weak jaws and small, peg-like teeth adapted to feeding on termites, other insects and on well- rotted carrion. It seems to favour one species of harvester termite, which forages in the ...

Google previewHunter and Hunted (2002)

Relationships Between Carnivores and People by Hans Kruuk

Hyaenas are predominantly carnivorous, although some also take vegetable food, and the small aardwolf is a termite specialist (Kruuk 1975; Mills & Hofer 1998). Of the hyaenas, the spotted hyaena is the most spectacular predator by far , and ...

Google previewMobile HTML5 (2013)

by Estelle Weyl

Aardwolf is a remote JavaScript debugger with which you can execute and capture JavaScript. Aard‐wolfworks by rewriting your code on the server and adding debugging hooks. Similar to weinre with a Node.js backend, it uses synchronous ...

Google previewLiving Earth (2013)

A Short History of Life and its Home by R.E. Nisbet

The animal was an aardwolf, a small beast with simple teeth, mostly living on insects and grubs. It fluffs up its hair and looks bigger when frightened. The aardwolf is a shy, retiring animal, not obvious on the landscape of Africa. It was from ...

Google previewWhy Men Won't Ask for Directions (2004)

The Seductions of Sociobiology by Richard C. Francis

and the aardwolf (Proteles cristatus). The aardwolf is a specialized termite eater that occupies its own subfamily, so we can confine our comparisons to the other two ...

Google previewThe Complete Book of Southern African Mammals (1997)

by Lex Hes

The aardwolf is a highly solitary feeder. It specializes on Trinervilermes termites because they are active for most of the rear, foraging for grass in dense columns of up to 5 (MX) individuals. For protection Trinervitermea soldiers have almost ...

Google previewMammalogy (2015)

Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology by George A. Feldhamer, Lee C. Drickamer, Stephen H. Vessey, Joseph F. Merritt, Carey Krajewski

The aardwolf is the smallest member of the family, with maximum body weight of about 12 kg. Well-developed canines and large premolars make the 3 species of bone-cracking hyenas highly competent hunters, capable of killing large prey ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East (2009)

by Facts On File, Incorporated

The desert regions of the south have a number of rare African mammal species including the aardwolf, the meerkat, and the black-footed cat. Africa's extensive savannas are home to some of its most characteristic species such as the lion, the ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Encyclopedia (1914)

A Comprehensive Reference Book by Charles Morris

Along with the true hyenas, the aardwolf of South ...

Google previewNew Cabinet Encyclopedia and Treasury of Knowledge (1895)

by Charles Annandale, Ainsworth Rand Spofford

Along with the true hyenas, the aardwolf of South ...

Google previewTreasury of Natural History; Or, A Popular Dictionary of Zoology ... (1872)

by Samuel Maunder

Aardwolf .

Google previewDictionary of Scientific Terms (1869)

by P. Austin Nuttall

ABO Aardwolf (Dutch, eartk-wolf), in zoology, the name of a carnivorous digi- tigrade quadruped, which appears to form an intermediate link between the civet and the hyaena. Abaca, in botany, a species of flax or hemp which gTows in the ...

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Scrabble value of A1A1R1D2W4O1L1F4

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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