from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A former Portuguese colony of northwest India on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Khambhat. It was acquired by the Portuguese in 1539 and annexed by India in 1962.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Syrian hyrax, Hyrax syriacus; the cony of the Bible. See cony and Hyrax. Also written damon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) 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 rabbit. See cony, and hyrax.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Capital of the union territory of Daman and Diu (India).
  • proper noun A male given name used in India, derived from the Sanskrit equivalent of Ancient Greek Damian, the brother of Cosmas.


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