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(Animals) South African another name for the hyrax
n., pl. -kas.
any short-eared, short-legged, tailless lagomorph of the genus Ochotona, of western mountains of North America and parts of E Europe and Asia.
[1820–30; said to be < Evenki; compare Evenki (N Baikal dial.) pikačān the tree creeper (Certhia familiaris)]
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|Noun||1.||rock rabbit - hyrax that lives in rocky areas|
cony, das, dassie, hyrax, coney - any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes
|2.||rock rabbit - small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America|
gnawing mammal, lagomorph - relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing