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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Definitions for leporine

  1. Zoology. of, relating to, or resembling a rabbit or hare.

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Citations for leporine
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, the fun dad discussed how difficult it is to explain leporine mythical figures to 17-month-olds without getting too deep into biology and Christianity and what marshmallow Peeps have anything to do with the Resurrection. Chelsea Peng, "One of the Greatest Trials Ashton Kutcher Has Faced as a Dad Was Explaining the Easter Bunny to His Daughter," Marie Claire, March 29, 2016
The first rabbit, running just outside the window, had wide-open eyes, as if the race against the train required superhuman effort (super-leporine, actually, thought the lawyer). Roberto Bolaño, The Insufferable Gaucho, translated by Chris Andrews, 2010
Origin of leporine
Leporine entered English in the mid-1600s from the Latin leporīnus, which is equivalent to lepor-, the stem of lepus, meaning “hare.”
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