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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.
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  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Leporidae.
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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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Historical Examples

  • 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


  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
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  1. any animal belonging to the family Leporidae
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin lepus hare
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