jumping hare


Definition of jumping hare

: a sciuromorph rodent (Pedetes cafer) of southern and eastern Africa that resembles a kangaroo in form, that is about two feet long, and that is tawny brown in color and of nocturnal and social habits

called also springhaas

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History and Etymology for jumping hare

translation of Afrikaans springhaas, from Dutch springen to jump + haas hare

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“Jumping hare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumping%20hare. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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