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Meaning of HYRAX

Pronunciation:  'hIraks

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes

HYRAX is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: coney, cony, das, dassie
 See Also: eutherian, eutherian mammal, family Procaviidae, placental, placental mammal, Procavia capensis, Procaviidae, rock hyrax, rock rabbit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hy"rax\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? shrew mouse.] (Zo["o]l.)
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 ({H. Syriacus}) of Palestine, and
the klipdas ({H. capensis}) of South Africa. Other species
are {H. arboreus} and {H. Sylvestris}, the former from
Southern, and the latter from Western, Africa. See {Daman}.