DSAE test file

strandwolf, noun

Forms:
straand wolf, straand wulfShow more Also straand wolf, straand wulf, stront wolf, stronte wolf, stronte woolfe.
Plurals:
strandwolwe /ˈstrantvɔlvə/, strandwolves.
Origin:
South African Dutch, Dutch, EnglishShow more South African Dutch (from Dutch), strand coast, beach + wolf wolf (plural wolwe); or English strand beach + wolf (plural wolves).
The brown hyaena Hyaena brunnea which scavenges along the sea shore; strandjut; also called wolf (noun1).
1786 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. I. 165Two other voracious animals of this kind are found in Africa, which are distinguished by the names of mountain-wolf and strand-wolf...The mountain-wolf is of a greyish cast, but the strand-wolf blackish with a grey head.
1987 T.F.J. Van Rensburg Intro. to Fynbos 51Brown hyena (strandwolves) are still found in the Groendal Wilderness Area.
The brown hyaena Hyaena brunnea which scavenges along the sea shore; strandjut; also called wolf (noun).

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary

Senses

17861987