[lep-uh s, lee-puh s]

noun, genitive Lep·o·ris [lep-er-is] /ˈlɛp ər ɪs/. Astronomy.

the Hare, a small southern constellation south of Orion.

Origin of Lepus

From Latin

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noun Latin genitive Leporis (ˈlɛpərɪs)

a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Orion and Columba

Word Origin for Lepus

New Latin, from Latin: hare

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