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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyrax  \Hy"rax\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  shrew  mouse.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  animal  of  the  genus  {Hyrax},  of  which  about  four  species 
  are  known  They  constitute  the  order  Hyracoidea.  The  best 
  known  species  are  the  daman  ({H.  Syriacus})  of  Palestine,  and 
  the  klipdas  ({H.  capensis})  of  South  Africa.  Other  species 
  are  {H.  arboreus}  and  {H.  Sylvestris},  the  former  from 
  Southern,  and  the  latter  from  Western,  Africa.  See  {Daman}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hyrax 
  n  :  any  of  several  small  ungulate  mammals  of  Africa  and  Asia 
  with  rodent-like  incisors  and  feet  with  hooflike  toes 
  [syn:  {coney},  {cony},  {dassie},  {das}] 




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