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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An animal, probably a pika, had eaten about a dozen quarter-sized holes into Kostanich’s shirt.
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Origin and Etymology of pika
perhaps from Evenki (Tungusic language of Siberia)
First Known Use: 1827See Words from the same year
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