dassie

noun

das·​sie ˈda-sē How to pronounce dassie (audio)
: hyrax

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At the top: Follow one of the hiking trails starting at the station and explore Table Mountain National Park, watching for lizards and the guinea-pig like dassies in rock crevices. Jamie Moore, USA TODAY, 29 June 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Afrikaans

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dassie was in 1814

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“Dassie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dassie. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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