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

  • n. See hyrax.

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

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  • n. 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.

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