Definitions for aardwolfˈɑrdˌwʊlf
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a shaggy, striped African carnivore, Proteles cristatus, related to the hyena, that subsists largely on termites and insect larvae.
Origin of aardwolf:
1825–35; < Afrik erdwolf < D aardwolf=aardeearth+wolfwolf
aardwolf, Proteles cristata(noun)
striped hyena of southeast Africa that feeds chiefly on insects
The insectivorous mammal species Proteles cristata, of South Africa, related to and resembling the hyena and having an erectile crest.
Origin: From aarde, from aerde + wolf. Used in English since the nineteenth century.