from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. red breed of domestic rabbits, also called Belgian hare.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of the domesticated rabbit, supposed to be a hybrid between the rabbit (Lepus cuniculus) and the hare (L. timidus), and also known as the Belgian, hare.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. red breed of domestic rabbits; hybrid between Old World rabbit and hare
Sorry, no etymologies found.
There were small long-eared hares, suggesting the leporide; sign of gazelles appeared; and the Bedawin spoke of wolves and hyenas, foxes and jackals.
The permanent breed should then be obtained by crossing the quadroon doe leporide, if I may use the term, with the half-bred buck.
The leporide fattens rapidly, and with but little expenditure of food.
M. Roux has bred this hybrid during the last eighteen years, and has not observed the slightest appearance of decay of race manifest itself up to the present, so that, for all practical purposes, the leporide may be regarded as an addition to the distinct species of animals.
I do not mean an ordinary half-breed, but a prolific hybrid similar to the leporide.
I have directed attention to the production of the leporide because
This hybrid has received the name of leporide (from the Latin _leporinus_, pertaining to