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das·sie

 (dăs′ē)
n.
See hyrax.

[Afrikaans, diminutive of das, badger, from Middle Dutch; see teks- in Indo-European roots.]

dassie

(ˈdæsɪ)
n
(Animals) another name for a hyrax, esp the rock hyrax
[C19: from Afrikaans]

hy•rax

(ˈhaɪ ræks)

n., pl. -rax•es, -ra•ces (-rəˌsiz)
any small, short-legged mammal of the order Hyracoidea, of Africa and SW Asia, having hooflike nails on the toes.
Also called dassie.
[1825–35; < New Latin < Greek hýrax, s. hýrak- shrewmouse]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dassie - any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toesdassie - any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
family Procaviidae, Procaviidae - includes all recent members of the order Hyracoidea
Procavia capensis, rock hyrax, rock rabbit - hyrax that lives in rocky areas
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Some of the species--Cape hares, jackals, and dassies --are practically free while the antelope species carry very reasonable trophy fees.
Young visitors sunbathe on the rocks, others seek out the flora, fauna and wildlife - I see lizards, but there are also guinea-piglike African |inhabit creatures called rock rabbits, or dassies, and nearly 1,500 species of fynbos (natural vegetation), including proteas, ericas and reeds.
Young visitors sunbathe on the rocks, others seek out the flora, fauna and wildlife - I see lizards, but there are also guinea-piglike creatures called African |inhabit rock rabbits, or dassies, and nearly 1,500 species of fynbos (natural vegetation), including proteas, ericas and reeds.
Young visitors sunbathe on the rocks, others seek out the flora, fauna and wildlife - I see lizards, but there are also guinea-piglike creatures called rock rabbits, or dassies, and nearly 1,500 species of fynbos (natural vegetation), including proteas, ericas and reeds.
bovis cause TB in numerous animals (3), the dassie bacillus infects rock hyraxes (dassies, Procavia capensis), and M.
Alicia and Belinda had been out with us every other day, alternating days in the field with days lounging around the camp relaxing, reading, and taking photos of the dassies that skittered around the rocks overlooking the gorge.
Brett, Jan THE 3 LITTLE DASSIES. ISBN 0-39925499-4.
Apart from Table Mountain, with its 1,400 species of flowers, baboons, dassies (large rodents) and countless birds, some of the world's best surfing beaches are within a stone's throw of the city.