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[lev-er-it] /ˈlɛv ər ɪt/
a young hare.
Origin of leveret
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French, diminutive of levre, Old French lievre < Latin leporem, accusative of lepus hare; see -et Unabridged
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  • At this moment I have two pages coursing after it from side to side, like hounds behind a leveret.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Mrs. leveret told her sister afterward that she had known at a glance what was coming.

    Xingu Edith Wharton
  • The ladies received this communication in a state of stupefied silence from which Mrs. leveret was the first to rally.

    Xingu Edith Wharton
  • The scent of the leveret lies stronger than that of the grown animal.

    The Sportsman Xenophon
  • Finding none, they adjourned to the mossy bank where I had seen the leveret's footprints.

    Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees
  • The heavy rains, it is true, greatly distressed the leveret.

    Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees
  • Her owner received about the same time a leveret, which he hoped to tame by feeding it with a spoon.

    Stories of Animal Sagacity W.H.G. Kingston
  • There she paused, apparently perplexed, and called to her leveret.

    Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees
  • His name is Bucklaw—a mutineer condemned to death, the villain who tried to kidnap Mistress leveret.

  • "Perhaps the weasel only killed the leveret for your good," he said presently.

    Wood Magic Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for leveret


/ˈlɛvərɪt; -vrɪt/
a young hare, esp one less than one year old
Word Origin
C15: from Norman French levrete, diminutive of levre, from Latin lepus hare
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Word Origin and History for leveret

"young hare," early 15c., from Old French levrat, diminutive of levre (12c., Modern French lièvre) "hare," from Latin lepore, from lepus.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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