rock rabbit


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rock rabbit

n.
2. See pika.

rock rabbit

n
(Animals) South African another name for the hyrax

pi•ka

(ˈpaɪ kə)

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)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
genus Procavia, Procavia - type genus of the Procaviidae
2.rock rabbit - small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North Americarock 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
family Ochotonidae, Ochotonidae - pikas and extinct forms
little chief hare, Ochotona princeps - North American pika
collared pika, Ochotona collaris - similar to little chief hare and may be same species
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