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leveret

[lev-er-it] /ˈlɛv ər ɪt/
noun
1.
a young hare.
Origin of leveret
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French, diminutive of levre, Old French lievre < Latin leporem, accusative of lepus hare; see -et
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  • The scent of the leveret lies stronger than that of the grown animal.

    The Sportsman Xenophon
  • But to the leveret she said, “Obey him, as though he were thine own father.”

  • The heavy rains, it is true, greatly distressed the leveret.

    Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees
  • There she paused, apparently perplexed, and called to her leveret.

    Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees
  • Even Mrs. leveret took courage to speed a timid shaft of irony.

    Xingu Edith Wharton
  • Mrs. leveret told her sister afterward that she had known at a glance what was coming.

    Xingu Edith Wharton
  • "Yes: her brother has a consulship there," Mrs. leveret interposed.

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

    Wood Magic

    Richard Jefferies
  • I ventured to inquire: for Matilda had started off in pursuit of her dog, that was chasing a leveret.

    Agnes Grey Anne Bronte
  • In a wild state it has been known to attack and kill a leveret.

British Dictionary definitions for leveret

leveret

/ˈlɛvərɪt; -vrɪt/
noun
1.
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
n.

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

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