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rock rabbit

  1. rock hyrax.
  2. pika.
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Origin of rock rabbit

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for rock rabbit

Historical Examples of rock rabbit

  • "Here is a rock-rabbit whom I shall keep for a wife," he cried.


    H. Rider Haggard

  • The trail was clear, and he advanced toward the rock-rabbit.

    The Grizzly King

    James Oliver Curwood

  • Or else they themselves became ailing at that hour, saying they could not sleep upon a cliff like a rock-rabbit.

  • The spring-hare (Pedestea caffer) and rock-rabbit (Hyrax capensis) may often be observed.

British Dictionary definitions for rock rabbit

rock rabbit

  1. Southern African another name for the hyrax
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