any of a family (Ochotonidae) of small, short-legged lagomorphs with rounded ears, found in rocky areas, usually at high altitudes, in W North America and in Asia
Origin of pika; from Tungusic name
Any of several small, tailless, furry mammals of the genus Ochotona of mountains or grasslands of North America and Eurasia, resembling guinea pigs but being more closely related to hares and rabbits. Also called coney1, rock rabbit.
Origin of pikaEvenki piika, perhaps from Russian pikat', to squeak.