leporid

[lep-uh-rid]
noun, plural le·por·i·dae [li-pawr-i-dee, -por-] /lɪˈpɔr ɪˌdi, -ˈpɒr-/.
  1. an animal of the family Leporidae, comprising the rabbits and hares.
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Leporidae.

Origin of leporid

< New Latin Leporidae name of the family, equivalent to Lepor-, stem of Lepus the type genus (Latin: hare) + -idae -idae; see -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for leporid

leporid

adjective
  1. 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
noun
  1. any animal belonging to the family Leporidae

Word Origin for leporid

C19: from Latin lepus hare
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