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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.
At the bottom are two leverets representing Belgium.
When the leverets were born, many of the islanders were also taken with the creatures and began raising hares themselves.
But this year's count found 18 brown hares, with leverets - young hares - seen lazing on the shingle among gorse bushes and adults chasing each other along the sea walls.
It was also lovely to see hares on the stubbles, and reassuring to know that the vulnerable leverets haven't become fox food.
For example, in spring and early summer, with perhaps vulnerable leverets or curlew chicks to protect, some techniques of fox control, like rie lamping, become ineective.
It tells of a special family who seek out leverets orphaned by the hunt, rear them and set them free back into the wild.