Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 1880s
a mammal of the order Lagomorpha; a hare, rabbit, or pika.
Examples of Lagomorph in a sentence
"The professor clarified that he only studied lagomorphs."
"The meadow was empty save for a lone lagomorph grazing at the edge of the woods."
Popularity Over Time
While this word developed from the Latin word “lagomorpha” (referring to the order of the animal), it also has roots in the combination of the Greek words “lagos” (hare) + “morpha” (an individual in a certain species).
Did you Know?
“The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, tells the story of a family of anthropomorphic lagomorphs (rabbits that act like people). The mother warns her four rabbit children — Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter — about the dangers of a vegetable garden’s caretaker, but Peter risks it. Originally published in 1902, the story has gone on to become one of the best-selling children’s books of all time.