from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several small, tailless, furry mammals of the genus Ochotona of the mountains of North America and Eurasia, resembling guinea pigs but belonging to the order of lagomorphs that includes the hares and rabbits. Also called coney1, rock rabbit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several small, furry mammals, similar to guinea pigs, of the family Ochotonidae, from the mountains of North America and Asia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of tailless rodents of the genus Ochotona (formerly Lagomys), resembling small rabbits, but with short ears alnd legs. They inhabit the high mountains of Asia and America. Called also calling hare, and crying hare and rock rabbit. See chief hare.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small rodent quadruped of the genus Lagomys, family Lagomyidæ, belonging to the duplicidentate or lagomorphic series of the Rodentia, inhabiting alpine regions of the northern hemisphere.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America
Evenki piika, perhaps from Russian pikat', to squeak.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)