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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

  • cony — noun 1. any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent like incisors and feet with hooflike toes • Syn: ↑hyrax, ↑coney, ↑dassie, ↑das • Hypernyms: ↑placental, ↑placental mammal, ↑eutherian, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rock — I noun 1. a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter (Freq. 14) he threw a rock at me • Syn: ↑stone • Derivationally related forms: ↑stony (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary