leveret

[ lev-er-it ]
/ ˈlɛv ər ɪt /

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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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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