leporid

DEFINITIONS OF: leporid

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n rabbits and hares

Synonyms:
leporid mammal
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coney, cony, rabbit
any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
hare
swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
rabbit ears
the long ears of a rabbit
lapin
castrated male rabbit
bunny, bunny rabbit
(usually informal) especially a young rabbit
European rabbit, Old World rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus
common greyish-brown burrowing animal native to southern Europe and northern Africa but introduced elsewhere; widely domesticated and developed in various colors and for various needs; young are born naked and helpless
cottontail, cottontail rabbit, wood rabbit
common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
leveret
a young hare especially one in its first year
European hare, Lepus europaeus
large hare introduced in North America; does not turn white in winter
jackrabbit
large hare of western North America
Arctic hare, Lepus arcticus, polar hare
a large hare of northern North America; it is almost completely white in winter
Lepus americanus, snowshoe hare, snowshoe rabbit, varying hare
large large-footed North American hare; white in winter
Belgian hare, leporide
red breed of domestic rabbits; hybrid between Old World rabbit and hare
Angora, Angora rabbit
domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hair
Type of:
gnawing mammal, lagomorph
relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing
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