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leporide

[ lep-uh-rid, -rahyd, -reed ]
/ ˈlɛp ə rɪd, -ˌraɪd, -ˌrid /
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noun

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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How to use leporide in a sentence

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

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual|Charles Alexander Cameron
  • The permanent breed should then be obtained by crossing the quadroon doe leporide, if I may use the term, with the half-bred buck.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual|Charles Alexander Cameron
  • 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."

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