Hyrax Syriacus

Hyrax Syriacus
Hyrax 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 ({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}.

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  • Hyrax Syriacus — Daman Da man (d[aum] m[.a]n), n. (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax Syriacus — 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. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax — 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 ({Hyrax Syriacus}) of Palestine, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax arboreus — Hyrax 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 ({Hyrax Syriacus}) of Palestine, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax capensis — Hyrax 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 ({Hyrax Syriacus}) of Palestine, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax Sylvestris — Hyrax 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 ({Hyrax Syriacus}) of Palestine, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax Brucei — Daman Da man (d[aum] m[.a]n), n. (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax — Hyracoidea Daman …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of the animals in the Bible — See main article Animals in the Bible. The following is a list of animals whose name appears in the Bible. Whenever required for the identification, the Hebrew name will be indicated, as well as the specific term used by Zoologists. This list… …   Wikipedia

  • Animals in the Bible — • The sacred books were composed by and for a people almost exclusively given to husbandry and pastoral life, hence in constant communication with nature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Animals in the Bible     Anima …   Catholic encyclopedia

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