Definitions

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  • noun A small, herbivorous mammal in the order Hyracoidea. The rock hyrax.

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  • noun any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Afrikaans, diminutive of das, badger, from Middle Dutch; see teks- in Indo-European roots.]

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Dutch das: badger through Afrikaans.

Examples

  • We see heart-shaped leopard paw prints, dark beads round as pearls, the scat of a kudu, and the dried carcass of a rock dassie.

    Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part I

  • We see heart-shaped leopard paw prints, dark beads round as pearls, the scat of a kudu, and the dried carcass of a rock dassie.

    Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part I

  • There are also is an isolated population of the Cape dassie Procavia capensis, also tree hyrax Dendrohyrax dorsalis; and bush pig Potamochoerus porcus, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, Maxwell's duiker Cephalophus maxwelli and black duiker C. niger, bay duiker C. dorsalis and forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • Horseshoe hunter-gatherers hyenas hyrax rock dassie

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • It is difficult to imagine that the closest living relatives of the modern elephant are the hyrax rock dassie, about the size of a guinea pig, the dugong, the manatee, and the golden mole of the Namib Desert.

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • It is difficult to imagine that the closest living relatives of the modern elephant are the hyrax rock dassie, about the size of a guinea pig, the dugong, the manatee, and the golden mole of the Namib Desert.

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • Horseshoe hunter-gatherers hyenas hyrax rock dassie

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • It is difficult to imagine that the closest living relatives of the modern elephant are the hyrax rock dassie, about the size of a guinea pig, the dugong, the manatee, and the golden mole of the Namib Desert.

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • It is difficult to imagine that the closest living relatives of the modern elephant are the hyrax rock dassie, about the size of a guinea pig, the dugong, the manatee, and the golden mole of the Namib Desert.

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • Horseshoe hunter-gatherers hyenas hyrax rock dassie

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

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