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(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Leporidae, a family of lagomorph mammals having long ears and limbs and a short tail: includes rabbits and hares
(Animals) any animal belonging to the family Leporidae
[C19: from Latin lepus hare]
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|Noun||1.||leporid - rabbits and hares|
gnawing mammal, lagomorph - relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing
rabbit, cony, coney - 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
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