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wolf, noun2

Forms:
Also woolf.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch wolf hyaena (combining form wolwe-).
Used attributively in combinations:
wolf gif /-xəf/ (and formerly wolfgift), also wolwegif /ˈvɔlvəˌxəf/ [South African Dutch, gif, gift poison], poison used to kill hyaenas and jackals; a plant from which such poison is made;
wolf hok /-hɔk/ [Afrikaans, hok pen], wolf huis /-hœɪs/, also wolvehuis /ˈvɔlvəhœɪs/ [Dutch, huis house], a small building used as a trap for hyaenas and jackals; occasionally in dimunitive form wolfhuisie /-hœɪs(i)/ [see -ie].
1790 W. Paterson Narr. of Four Journeys 171A small shrubby plant, producing a nut, called by the Dutch, Woolf Gift, or Wolf Poison, which they use for poisoning Hyenas.
1957 L.G. Green Beyond City Lights 165The old wolfhuisie, baited with a live sheep, last caught a hyena in 1819, but it still remains on the farm as a museum-piece.