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Coyote vs. Hyena

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Main Difference

The main difference between Coyote and Hyena is that the Coyote is a species of mammal and Hyena is a family of mammals.

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  • Coyote (noun)

    Canis latrans, a species of canine native to North America.

  • Coyote (noun)

    A smuggler of illegal immigrants across the land border from Mexico into the United States of America.

  • Coyote (verb)

    To prospect for gold by manually digging holes into overlying earth, as into a hillside.

  • Hyena (noun)

    Any of the medium-sized to large feliform carnivores of the subfamily Hyaeninae (genera Hyaena and Crocuta), native to Africa and Asia and noted for the sound similar to laughter which they can make if excited.

  • Hyena (noun)

    A man that performs ritualized sex acts with recently widowed women and menarchal girls.

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  • Coyote (noun)

    a wild dog that resembles the wolf, native to North America.

  • Coyote (noun)

    a person who smuggles people from Latin America across the US border, typically for a very high fee

    "at the bus station, there were coyotes offering to drive us to Los Angeles"

  • Hyena (noun)

    a doglike African mammal with forelimbs that are longer than the hindlimbs and an erect mane. Hyenas are noted as scavengers but most are also effective hunters.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Coyote (noun)

    A carnivorous animal (Canis latrans), allied to the dog, found in the western part of North America; - called also prairie wolf. Its voice is a snapping bark, followed by a prolonged, shrill howl.

  • Hyena (noun)

    Any carnivorous mammal of the family Hyænidæ, doglike nocturnal mammals of Africa and southern Asia, of which three living species are known. They are large and strong, but cowardly. They feed chiefly on carrion, and are nocturnal in their habits.

Webster Dictionary
  • Coyote (noun)

    small wolf native to western North America

  • Coyote (noun)

    someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually acress the Mexican border)

  • Coyote (noun)

    a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)

  • Hyena (noun)

    doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion

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