- an animal of the family Leporidae, comprising the rabbits and hares.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Leporidae.
Origin of leporid
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In the Hares (Leporidae) the number is nineteen, twelve or thirteen of which are thoracic.The Vertebrate Skeleton
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Leporidae, a family of lagomorph mammals having long ears and limbs and a short tail: includes rabbits and hares
- any animal belonging to the family Leporidae
C19: from Latin lepus hare
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