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3 definitions found
 for Hyrax Syriacus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hyrax \Hy"rax\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? shrew mouse.] (Zool.)
     Any animal of the genus Hyrax, of which about four species
     are known. They constitute the order Hyracoidea. The best
     known species are the daman ({Hyrax Syriacus) of Palestine,
     and the klipdas ({Hyrax capensis) of South Africa. Other
     species are Hyrax arboreus and Hyrax Sylvestris, the
     former from Southern, and the latter from Western, Africa.
     See Daman. Hyrcanian

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cony \Co"ny\ (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF.
     connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob.
     an Hispanic word.] [Written also coney.]
     1. (Zool.)
        (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus
            cuniculus).
        (b) The chief hare.
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     Note: The cony of Scripture is thought to be Hyrax
           Syriacus, called also daman, and cherogril. See
           Daman.
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     2. A simpleton. [Obs.]
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              It is a most simple animal; whence are derived our
              usual phrases of cony and cony catcher. --Diet's Dry
                                                    Dinner (1599).
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     3. (Zool.)
        (a) An important edible West Indian fish ({Epinephelus
            apua); the hind of Bermuda.
        (b) A local name of the burbot. [Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Daman \Da"man\ (d[aum]"m[.a]n), n. (Zool.)
     A small herbivorous mammal of the genus Hyrax. The species
     found in Palestine and Syria is Hyrax Syriacus; that of
     Northern Africa is Hyrax Brucei; -- called also ashkoko,
     dassy, and rock rabbit. See Cony, and Hyrax.
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