dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


2 definitions found
 for hyrax
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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hyrax
      n 1: any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia
           with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes [syn:
           hyrax, coney, cony, dassie, das]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org