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leveret

[ lev-er-it ]
/ ˈlɛv ər ɪt /
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Definition of leveret

noun
a young hare.
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Origin of leveret

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of levre, Old French lievre, from Latin leporem, accusative of lepus “hare”; see -et
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British Dictionary definitions for leveret

leveret
/ (ˈlɛvərɪt, -vrɪt) /

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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