Definition of Lepus

1. Noun. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Orion and Columba.

Generic synonyms: Constellation

2. Noun. Type genus of the Leporidae: hares.
Exact synonyms: Genus Lepus
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Leporidae, Leporidae
Member holonyms: Hare, European Hare, Lepus Europaeus, Jackrabbit, Arctic Hare, Lepus Arcticus, Polar Hare

Definition of Lepus

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a rabbit. It lies south of the constellation Orion. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lepus

Leptodactylus pentadactylus
Leptopteris superba
Leptoptilus crumeniferus
Leptoptilus dubius
Leptotyphlops humilis
Lepus (current term)
Lepus americanus
Lepus arcticus
Lepus californicus
Lepus europaeus
Lepus townsendi
Leri's pleonosteosis
Leri's sign
Leri-Weill disease
Leri-Weill syndrome
Leriche's operation

Literary usage of Lepus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. List of North American Land Mammals in the United States National Museum, 1911 by Gerrit Smith Miller (1912)
"Vertical range, from near sea level in Rhode Island up to over 4000 feet in the Adirondacks of New York; zonal range, Canadian. *Lepus americanus ..."

2. Journal Or the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1834)
"[ ] ADDITIONAL NOTE ON THE GENUS Lepus. On further reflection, and on an ... I would, therefore, propose for this species the name of Lepus sylvaticus. ..."

3. A Manual of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1905)
"Lepus cuniculus, side view of skeleton with outline of body 492 298. ... Lepus cuniculus, longitudinal vertical section of brain . 518 312. Lepus cuniculus ..."

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