springhare

[ spring-hair ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˌhɛər /

noun

a leaping and burrowing rodent, Pedetes capensis, native to southern Africa, having kangaroolike legs and long, pointed ears.

Nearby words

  1. springfield,
  2. springfield rifle,
  3. springform pan,
  4. springhaas,
  5. springhalt,
  6. springhead,
  7. springhouse,
  8. springing,
  9. springing line,
  10. springingly

Origin of springhare

1815–25; translation of Afrikaans springhaas; see spring, hare

Also called jumping hare, spring·haas [spring-hahs] /ˈsprɪŋˌhɑs/.

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British Dictionary definitions for springhaas

springhaas

/ (ˈsprɪŋˌhɑːs) /

noun plural -haas or -hase (-ˌhɑːzə)

a S and E African nocturnal rodent, Pedetes capensis, resembling a small kangaroo: family Pedetidae

Word Origin for springhaas

from Afrikaans: spring hare

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