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leporide

[lep-uh-rid, -rahyd, -reed]
noun
  1. a Belgian hare formerly believed to be a hybrid of the European rabbit and hare.
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Origin of leporide

From French, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at leporid
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Examples from the Web for leporide

Historical Examples

  • I do not mean an ordinary half-breed, but a prolific hybrid similar to the leporide.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual

    Charles Alexander Cameron

  • This member of the leporide species called Vermorel "bombic."

  • The leporide fattens rapidly, and with but little expenditure of food.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual

    Charles Alexander Cameron