Hyrax definitions

hī'răks'
Any of several herbivorous mammals of the family Procaviidae of Africa and the Middle East, resembling woodchucks or similar rodents but more closely related to the hoofed mammals.
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Any of an order (Hyracoidea) of small, rodentlike mammals of Africa and SW Asia that feed on plants and live in rocky areas (genus Procavia) or in trees (genera Dendrohyrax and Heterohyrax)
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Any of several small, ungulate herbivorous mammals, of the order Hyracoidea, with a bulky frame and fang-like incisors; they are native to Africa and the Middle East.
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Origin of hyrax

New Latin from Greek hurax shrew mouse