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Lepus

[lep-uh s, lee-puh s]
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noun, genitive Lep·o·ris [lep-er-is] /ˈlɛp ər ɪs/. Astronomy.
  1. the Hare, a small southern constellation south of Orion.

Origin of Lepus

From Latin
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Lepus

noun Latin genitive Leporis (ˈlɛpərɪs)
  1. a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Orion and Columba

Word Origin

New Latin, from Latin: hare
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