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lagomorph

Definition:

a relatively large gnawing animal; distinguished from rodents by having 2 pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

lagomorphs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

From New Latin Lagomorpha, order name: Greek lagōs, hare; see slēg- in...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Lagomorpha | lagomorphs

of which there are two living families: the Leporidae and the Ochotonidae. The name of the order is derived from the Greek lagos and morphē. Though these mammals can resemble rodents and were classified as a superfamily in that order until the early... (43 of 1420 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Lagomorpha

Britannica Encyclopedia:

lagomorph [mammal] | Lepus [genus] | Sylvilagus [genus]

any member of the mammalian order made up of the relatively well-known rabbits and hares and also the less frequently encountered pikas. Rabbits and ... (24 of 581 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/327815​/lagomorph

Collins Dictionary:

lagomorph | lagomorphic [derived] | lagomorphous [adjective, derived]

any placental mammal of the order "Lagomorpha", having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing: includes pikas, rabbits, and hares (21 of 203 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lagomorph

American Heritage Dictionary:

lagomorph | lagomorphic [adjective, related] | lagomorphous [adjective, related]

Any of various plant-eating mammals having fully furred feet and two pairs of upper incisors and belonging to the order Lagomorpha, which includes the ... (24 of 56 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lagomorph

Merriam-Webster:

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 ... (25 of 52 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lagomorph

New World Dictionary:

lagomorph | lagomorphic [adjective, related]

any of an order (Lagomorpha) of plant-eating mammals characterized by a short tail and two pairs of upper incisors, one behind the other, and ... (24 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lagomorph

Oxford Dictionary:

lagomorph

[zoology] : a mammal of the order Lagomorpha, which comprises the hares, rabbits, and pikas. | relating to or denoting lagomorphs. (20 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/lagomorph

Random House Dictionary:

lagomorph

any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas, resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors. (22 of 27 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/lagomorph

Wiktionary:

lagomorph | lagomorphs [plural]

A member of the mammalian taxonomic order, Lagomorpha, which includes hares, rabbits, and pikas. (14 of 15 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lagomorph

Encarta Dictionary:

lagomorph | lagomorphs [plural]

a plant-eating mammal with two pairs of incisors in the upper jaw specifically adapted for gnawing. Rabbits, hares, and pikas are ... (21 of 60 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624708​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

lagomorph

Origin: From New Latin Lagomorpha, order name: Greek lagōs, hare; see slēg- in Indo-European roots + Greek morphē, shape.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lagomorph

Collins Dictionary:

lagomorph

First use: 19th century

Origin: via New Latin from Greek lagōs hare; see -morph

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lagomorph

Merriam-Webster:

lagomorph

First use: 1882

Origin: ultimately from Greek lagōs hare + morphē form

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lagomorph

New World Dictionary:

lagomorph

Origin: Greek lagōs, hare + "-morph"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lagomorph

Wiktionary:

lagomorph

Origin: New Latin Lagomorpha.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lagomorph

Lagomorpha

Origin: "Hare-shaped", from Ancient Greek λαγώς ("hare") + -morpha

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Lagomorpha

Encarta Dictionary:

lagomorph | lagomorphs [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: modern Latin Lagomorpha from Greek lagōs "hare" + morphē "shape"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624708​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

lagomorph

Audio: British English pronunciation of "lagomorph"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lagomorph

the Free Dictionary:

lagomorph

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "lagomorph"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "lagomorph"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "lagomorph" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

lagomorph | lagomorphs [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "lagomorph"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

lagomorph

Audio: North American pronunciation of "lagomorph"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=lagomo​01 word=lagomorph

YourDictionary Audio:

lagomorph

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lagomorph" by speech synthesizer

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