dassie

[das-ee, dah-see]

Origin of dassie

1780–90; < Afrikaans, diminutive of das; see das
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dassie

noun
  1. another name for a hyrax, esp the rock hyrax

Word Origin for dassie

C19: from Afrikaans
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