Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or characteristic of rabbits or hares.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, relating to, or resembling a hare or rabbit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a hare; like or characteristic of, a hare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a hare; having the nature or qualities of the hare; lagomorphic.
  • n. Same as leporide.

Etymologies

Latin leporīnus, from lepus, lepor-, hare.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin lepus ("hare") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Also, the pastel, leporine horror of Zombie Jesus Day has passed, and that's always a good thing.

    "Only mustard isn't a bird," Alice remarked.

  • But Ms. Wang says that in the days leading up to the Lunar New Year, Lao Ma Rabbit Head is seeing plenty of people hoping for some leporine good fortune.

    In China, Bunnies Are Multiplying Like Rabbits as Their Year Nears

  • Boy: The Poached leporine duckies are delicious: D

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  • You can pick up the odd book-related soft toy too, such as the Gruffalo and the rebel of the leporine world, Peter Rabbit.

    Independent bookshops in south-east England

  • After all, when better to enjoy a leporine cocktail?

    The Apple of Their Eye

  • It appeared to satisfy the leporine, who hurried on by.

    Glory Lane

  • The leporine alien spat harsh bunny noises at the human, then glanced past him and jabbered at Rail, who replied in something other than English.

    Glory Lane

  • [84] Dr. Marshall may tell us, with all the authority of an eminent physiologist, that hare-lip is occasioned by an arrest in the development of certain frontal and nasal processes, [85] and we may receive his explanation as a sweetly simple solution of the question; but who that suffers from this leporine-labial deformity would not prefer a supernatural to a natural cause?

    Moon Lore

  • Again I rejoice, beyond all count or measure, over the first leporine murder committed by myself, the same furthered by means of a rest on a forked tree.

    The Singing Mouse Stories

  • By the turn of the century, an exasperated farming community began peddling 'Bunny Buster' burrow-fumigators, in the first of many organised industrial attempts to cull a rampant and destructive leporine population.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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