EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural hy·rax·es, hy·ra·ces . [ hahy-r uh-seez] /ˈhaɪ rəˌsiz/ any of several species of small mammals of the order Hyracoidea, of Africa and the Mediterranean region, having short legs, ears, and tail, and hooflike nails on the toes. Origin of hyrax 1825–35; < New Latin < Greek hýrax (genitive hýrakos) shrewmouse
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Hyrax (Fig. 378). British Dictionary definitions for hyrax noun plural hyraxes or hyraces ( ˈhaɪrəˌsiːz) any agile herbivorous mammal of the family Procaviidae and order Hyracoidea, of Africa and SW Asia, such as Procavia capensis ( rock hyrax). They resemble rodents but have feet with hooflike toes Also called: dassie, ((South African)) rock rabbit Word Origin for hyrax
C19: from New Latin, from Greek
hurax shrewmouse; probably related to Latin sōrex
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