leveret

[lev-er-it]

noun

a young hare.

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Origin of leveret

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French, diminutive of levre, Old French lievre < Latin leporem, accusative of lepus hare; see -et

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British Dictionary definitions for leveret

leveret

noun

a young hare, esp one less than one year old

Word Origin for leveret

C15: from Norman French levrete, diminutive of levre, from Latin lepus hare

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Word Origin and History for leveret

leveret

n.

"young hare," early 15c., from Old French levrat, diminutive of levre (12c., Modern French lièvre) "hare," from Latin lepore, from lepus.

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