a young hare.

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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Related Words for leveret

leveret, lagomorph, coney

Examples from the Web for leveret

Historical Examples of leveret

  • The scent of the leveret lies stronger than that of the grown animal.

  • But to the leveret she said, “Obey him, as though he were thine own father.”

  • The heavy rains, it is true, greatly distressed the leveret.

  • There she paused, apparently perplexed, and called to her leveret.

  • Even Mrs. Leveret took courage to speed a timid shaft of irony.


    Edith Wharton

British Dictionary definitions for leveret



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

"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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