rock rabbit


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

rock rabbit

n.
2. See pika.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

rock rabbit

n
(Animals) South African another name for the hyrax
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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)]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
They are sometimes referred to as 'rock rabbits' and conservation scientists believe they have their own language; communicating through 20 different sounds where specific tones convey different meanings.
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.