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Any of various plant-eating mammals of the order Lagomorpha, having fully furred feet and two pairs of upper incisors and including the rabbits, hares, and pikas.

[From New Latin Lagomorpha, order name : Greek lagōs, hare; see slēg- in Indo-European roots + Greek morphē, shape.]


(Zoology) any placental mammal of the order Lagomorpha, having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing: includes pikas, rabbits, and hares
[C19: via New Latin from Greek lagōs hare; see -morph]
ˌlagoˈmorphic, ˌlagoˈmorphous adj


(ˈlæg əˌmɔrf)

any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas and resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors.
[1880–85; < New Latin Lagomorpha < Greek lagṓ(s) hare + -morpha, neuter pl. of -morphos -morph]
lag`o•mor′phic, lag`o•mor′phous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lagomorph - relative large gnawing animalslagomorph - relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Duplicidentata - in former classifications considered a suborder of Rodentia coextensive with the order Lagomorpha: gnawing animals
Lagomorpha, order Lagomorpha - rabbits; hares; pikas; formerly considered the suborder Duplicidentata of the order Rodentia
leporid, leporid mammal - rabbits and hares
mouse hare, pika, rock rabbit, cony, coney - small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America
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Pitford's view of the story of Adam and Eve is different: he associates it with the pair of rabbits that were introduced in the islands of Majorca and Minorca from Spain, 'this single Lagomorphic Adam and Eve', then leading on to a plague of rabbits that had to be gotten rid of.