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

  • n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Orion and Columba.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Leporidae — the hares and jackrabbits.
  • proper n. A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a rabbit. It lies south of the constellation Orion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The type genus of the Leporidae, comprising the hares.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The representative and only extant genus of Leporidæ.
  • n. An ancient southern constellation, situated south of Orion and east of Canis Major.

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

  • n. type genus of the Leporidae: hares
  • n. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Orion and Columba


Latin, from lepus, hare.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin lepus ("hare") (Wiktionary)
From Latin lepus, a "rabbit, hare" (Wiktionary)



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