- a leaping and burrowing rodent, Pedetes capensis, native to southern Africa, having kangaroolike legs and long, pointed ears.
Origin of springhare
Also called jumping hare, spring·haas [spring-hahs] /ˈsprɪŋˌhɑs/.
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- a S and E African nocturnal rodent, Pedetes capensis, resembling a small kangaroo: family Pedetidae
from Afrikaans: spring hare