plural noun

: an order of gnawing herbivorous mammals having two pairs of incisors in the upper jaw one behind the other, usually soft fur, and short or rudimentary tail, made up of two families (Leporidae and Ochotonidae) comprising the rabbits, hares, and pikas, and was formerly considered a suborder of the order Rodentia

Word History


New Latin, from lag- + -morpha

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“Lagomorpha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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