lagomorph

noun
lago·​morph | \ˈla-gə-ˌmȯrf \

Definition of lagomorph 

: any of an order (Lagomorpha) of gnawing herbivorous mammals having two pairs of incisors in the upper jaw one behind the other and comprising the rabbits, hares, and pikas

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Getting to that lunar lagomorph would prove tough, though. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "The Japanese Space Bots That Could Build ‘Moon Valley’," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of lagomorph

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lagomorph

ultimately from Greek lagōs hare + morphē form

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