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springhare

[spring-hair]
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noun
  1. a leaping and burrowing rodent, Pedetes capensis, native to southern Africa, having kangaroolike legs and long, pointed ears.
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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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