noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, hare skin, from levere, levre hare, from Latin lepor-, lepus Date: 15th century a hare in its first year

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  • Leveret — Lev er*et (l[e^]v [ e]r*[e^]t), n. [F. levraut, dim. of li[ e]vre hare, L. lepus. Cf. {Leporine}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A hare in the first year of its age. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leveret — young hare, early 15c., from O.Fr. levrat, dim. of levre (12c., Mod.Fr. lièvre) hare, from L. lepore, from lepus …   Etymology dictionary

  • leveret — ► NOUN ▪ a young hare in its first year. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin lepus hare …   English terms dictionary

  • leveret — [lev′ər it] n. [LME < MFr levrette, dim. of levre, hare < L lepus (gen. leporis): see LEPORID] an immature hare …   English World dictionary

  • leveret — /lev euhr it/, n. a young hare. [1400 50; late ME < AF, dim. of levre, OF lievre < L leporem, acc. of lepus hare; see ET] * * * …   Universalium

  • leveret — noun A young hare …   Wiktionary

  • Leveret — Perhaps surprisingly this name has at least three possible origins. The first is as a diminutive development of the Norman Levre and was a nickname given either to a fleet footed runner or to one who hunted the hare professionally. The second… …   Surnames reference

  • leveret — a hare in its first year; a mistress Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • leveret — lev·er·et || levÉ™rɪt n. young hare …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leveret — [ lɛv(ə)rɪt] noun a young hare in its first year. Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr., dimin. of levre, from L. lepus, lepor hare …   English new terms dictionary

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