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  • n. An animal sighted in Baltimore County, Maryland, that turned out to be a mangy fox.


Blend of hyena and coyote. (Wiktionary)


  • I think it's very likely that the "hyote" of Maryland is probably a young bear with a nasty itch [edit: or possibly, as one alert reader suggested, a large red fox].

    head 'em up, move 'em out

  • Some are calling it a hyote, a combination of a hyena and a coyote.

    CNN Transcript Jul 20, 2004


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