leporine

[ lep-uh-rahyn, -rin ]
/ ˈlɛp əˌraɪn, -rɪn /

adjective Zoology.

of, relating to, or resembling a rabbit or hare.

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Origin of leporine

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin leporīnus, equivalent to lepor- (stem of lepus “hare”) + -īnus -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for leporine

leporine
/ (ˈlɛpəˌraɪn) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a hare

Word Origin for leporine

C17: from Latin leporīnus, from lepus hare
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