noun pi·ka \ˈpē-kə, ˈpī-\

Definition of PIKA

:  any of various short-eared small lagomorph mammals (family Ochotonidae) of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America with relatively short hind legs —called also coney, rock rabbit

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Origin of PIKA

perhaps from Evenki (Tungusic language of Siberia)
First Known Use: 1827

Rhymes with PIKA


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