Definitions

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

  • n. Any of various plant-eating mammals having fully furred feet and two pairs of upper incisors and belonging to the order Lagomorpha, which includes the rabbits, hares, and pikas.

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  • n. A member of the mammalian taxonomic order, Lagomorpha, which includes hares, rabbits, and pikas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Lagomorpha.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. ny member of the Lagomorpha, a superfamily of rodents containing the hares and pikas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing

Etymologies

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

From New Latin Lagomorpha, order name : Greek lagōs, hare; see slēg- in Indo-European roots + Greek morphē, shape.

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From New Latin Lagomorpha.

Examples

  • I aim to have viewed every captioned kitty and labelled lagomorph and readable rodent that the site has to offer before my tonsils have returned to their normal size.

    I is sick

  • The lagomorph, the largest ever seen, appears to have had reduced aerobic capacity and to have walked slowly rather than jumped quickly.

    New to Nature No 57: Nuralagus rex

  • Trackback by Prolagus's lagomorph soup — May 19, 2010 #

    KN | Kitsune Noir » Space Suit of the Week

  • But I'm a meek and scared lagomorph these days, and the acolytes at CA make my ears twitch, it is really annoying.

    A Puzzler, where did Loehle go too far?

  • This is the primary way to distinguish a rodent from a lagomorph.

    Open thread: questions and explanations - The Panda's Thumb

  • Tim Lambert (aka Deltoid) calls Plimer out as Tim Lambert (aka Deltoid) calls Plimer out as Plimer the Plagerist, Ian Enting got a good laugh, but after 46 pages of listing Plimerrors was found rolling on the floor and had to be sedated, Eli Rabett, that excellent lagomorph, went out for a few jars of absinthe after a couple of paragraphs and has mercifully forgotten what he read.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Other species recorded from the Kurile Islands include: six insectivores, six chiropterans, nine carnivores, nine rodents, and one lagomorph.

    South Sakhalin-Kurile mixed forests

  • I am, in fact, devoted to them: I belong to the alternate universe of lagomorph aficionados called The House Rabbit Society and own two free-roaming bunnies.

    Agnieszka Tennant: The Easter Bunny's Seedy Underbelly

  • There is, however, a ‘100 year’ European lagomorph: the Broom hare Lepus castroviejoi Palacios, 1977 of the Catabrian Mountains of north-west Spain, a species regarded as merely a population of the European hare L. europaeus until 1976 (Palacios 1977).

    The first new European mammal in 100 years? You must be joking

  • Gregory (1910) drew attention to the arterial foramen present in the last cervical vertebra, supposedly uniquely shared by lagomorphs and marsupials (but actually occurring more widely among placentals); Hartman (1925) showed that egg development in the lagomorph fallopian tube was uniquely marsupial-like; and Petrides (1950) pointed out that lagomorphs are unique among placentals in possessing a pre-penile scrotum, a character also otherwise limited to marsupials.

    Archive 2006-05-01

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  • hopping through the forest

    November 22, 2007

  • "I'm not a malefactor, I'm a lagomorph"

    - Max of Sam & Max: Hit The Road

    November 22, 2007

  • Little bunny fou fou.

    May 21, 2007