pika









pika


noun

  1. any of several small, brown to gray tailless mammals of the genus Ochotona, resembling rabbits with short ears and legs and inhabiting western mountains of North America and parts of eastern Europe and Asia.

noun

  1. any burrowing lagomorph mammal of the family Ochotonidae of mountainous regions of North America and Asia, having short rounded ears, a rounded body, and rudimentary tailAlso called: cony

rabbit-like animal of Siberia and North America, 1827, from Tunguse piika.

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