The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Dassy

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Edition of 1920. See also Dassy on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

DASSY, or DASSIE, the name given in South Africa to the rock-rabbit (Procavia capensis), the Dutch name for which is klipdas. The name dassy is merely a diminutive in local use, especially in Cape Colony. See Hyrax.