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, name used for the rabbit (Oryctolagus) and for its fur; more often, for the pika, a small rodent found at high altitudes in both hemispheres; and for the rock hyrax, a small herbivorous, hoofed animal of Africa and SW Asia.
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1. a rabbit or fur made from the skin of a rabbit
2. (in the Bible) another name for the hyrax esp the Syrian rock hyrax
3. another name for the pika
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