noun, plural le·por·i·dae [li-pawr-i-dee, -por-] /lɪˈpɔr ɪˌdi, -ˈpɒr-/.

an animal of the family Leporidae, comprising the rabbits and hares.


belonging or pertaining to the family Leporidae.

Nearby words

  1. lepidopterous,
  2. lepidosiren,
  3. lepidote,
  4. lepidus,
  5. lepontine alps,
  6. leporidae,
  7. leporide,
  8. leporine,
  9. leporis,
  10. lepothrix

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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Examples from the Web for leporidae

  • In the Hares (Leporidae) the number is nineteen, twelve or thirteen of which are thoracic.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds

British Dictionary definitions for leporidae



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

Word Origin for leporid

C19: from Latin lepus hare

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