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A young hare, especially one less than a year old.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, diminutive of levere, hare, from Latin lepus, lepor-.]


(ˈlɛvərɪt; -vrɪt)
(Animals) a young hare, esp one less than one year old
[C15: from Norman French levrete, diminutive of levre, from Latin lepus hare]


(ˈlɛv ər ɪt)

a young hare.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French, diminutive of levre, Old French lievre < Latin leporem, acc. of lepus hare; see -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leveret - a young hare especially one in its first year
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


[ˈlevərɪt] Nlebrato m


njunger Hase, Häschen nt
References in classic literature ?
These interrogatives were addressed to the footman who had come in to say that the keeper had found one of Dagley's boys with a leveret in his hand just killed.
Brooke, who presently came and said that he would step into the carriage and go with Dorothea as far as Dagley's, to speak about the small delinquent who had been caught with the leveret.
Your little lad Jacob has been caught killing a leveret, Dagley: I have told Johnson to lock him up in the empty stable an hour or two, just to frighten him, you know.
I ventured to inquire: for Matilda had started off in pursuit of her dog, that was chasing a leveret.
She hates the leveret that runs across the path; she hates everything that is not what she longs for.
Aye, this is indeed a pied merlin, and with a leveret under its claws, as I am a living woman.
On the folk front, and at the same venue, Sean Lakeman and Kathryn Roberts are also back in March and there are other acts in the folk-field like Fisherman's Friends, Moya Brennan, Police Dog Hogan, Leveret and Beth Nielsen Chapman.
Lankum, Leveret, Dick Gaughan, Nic Jones, Chris Wood, the Rheingans sisters, Liam Weldon.
The Tales of Childhood, an adventure that centres around three friends - a wolf cub, a leveret and a bear cub - and their adventures, will play out at 2pm on October 27.
Morris started the year with success in the in the Leveret Trophy at Formby before joining the England team who successfully defended their European Team title.
She sits down to "Supper on a young Leveret, a brace of Partridges, a leash of Pheasants and a Dozen Pigeons" (9).