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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Orion and Columba.

[Latin, from lepus, hare.]


(ˈlɛpəs; ˈliː-)
n, Latin genitive Leporis (ˈlɛpərɪs)
(Astronomy) a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Orion and Columba
[New Latin, from Latin: hare]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lepus - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Orion and Columba
2.Lepus - type genus of the Leporidae: hares
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Leporidae, Leporidae - hares and rabbits
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
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
References in classic literature ?
The French naturalists have considered the black variety a distinct species, and called it Lepus Magellanicus.
2 Mustela Carnivore 0 4 4 0 2 2 Lepus europaeus 20 9 29 5.
Lovejoy is expected to spend the last week of December near the constellation, Lepus the Hare, before moving on to Orion.
One of the largest members of its genus, Lepus alleni has been the subject of only one natural history study and their habitat affinities remain in need of clarification (Vorhies and Taylor, 1933).
Mature male rabbits Cuniculus lepus were obtained from the region of Annaba (eastern Algeria).
The study, conducted for QlikTech by Lepus, shows that one third (31 per cent) of financial institutions do not have defined roles and responsibilities in the data governance space despite the many business drivers for data governance in the financial industry.
At 1 pm, when the train station is normally at its busiest, a young man who identified himself simply as Lepus and traveling from Iowa decided to watch the next program before catching his train after looking at the train schedule and checking his wristwatch.
5 Order Lagomorpha -- -- -- Lepus europaeus -- -- -- Class Birds Order Columbiformes 0.
Harry, an Australian poetry who uses the icon of Peter Henry Lepus, a world traveling rabbit who speaks with many figures in recent histories for different perspectives.
I told them that Orion stands on the banks of the Eridanus River, accompanied by his faithful dogs, Canis Major and Canis Minor, and together they roam the night sky, hunting Lepus, the rabbit, and Taurus, the bull.
The astronomers observed the unusual system SS Leporis in the constellation of Lepus (The Hare), which contains two stars that circle around each other in 260 days.