[ spring-hair ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˌhɛər /
a leaping and burrowing rodent, Pedetes capensis, native to southern Africa, having kangaroolike legs and long, pointed ears.
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Also called jumping hare, spring·haas [spring-hahs] /ˈsprɪŋˌhɑs/.
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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