pika

noun pi·ka \ ˈpē-kə , ˈpī- \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

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 and Etymology of pika

perhaps from Evenki (Tungusic language of Siberia)


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