genus Lepus

noun
type genus of the Leporidae: hares
Syn: ↑Lepus
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Leporidae, ↑family Leporidae
Member Meronyms:

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  • Lepus — n. The type genus of the {Leporidae}, comprising the hares. Syn: genus {Lepus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepus Americanus — Hare Hare, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A rodent of the genus {Lepus}, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepus campestris — Hare Hare, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A rodent of the genus {Lepus}, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepus timidus — Hare Hare, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A rodent of the genus {Lepus}, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepus — noun 1. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Orion and Columba • Instance Hypernyms: ↑constellation 2. type genus of the Leporidae: hares • Syn: ↑genus Lepus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lepus cuniculus — Rabbit Rab bit (r[a^]b b[i^]t), n. [OE. rabet, akin to OD. robbe, robbeken.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any of the smaller species of the genus Lepus, especially the common European species ({Lepus cuniculus}), which is often kept as a pet, and has been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepus sylvatica — Rabbit Rab bit (r[a^]b b[i^]t), n. [OE. rabet, akin to OD. robbe, robbeken.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any of the smaller species of the genus Lepus, especially the common European species ({Lepus cuniculus}), which is often kept as a pet, and has been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepus arcticus — noun a large hare of northern North America; it is almost completely white in winter • Syn: ↑polar hare, ↑Arctic hare • Hypernyms: ↑hare • Member Holonyms: ↑Lepus, ↑genus Lepus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lepus europaeus — noun large hare introduced in North America; does not turn white in winter • Syn: ↑European hare • Hypernyms: ↑hare • Member Holonyms: ↑Lepus, ↑genus Lepus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lepus Californicus — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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