Definition of rock hare in English:

rock hare

noun

  • 1The scrub hare, Lepus saxatilis, found on rocky hills in southern Africa (now rare).

  • 2Any of three hares constituting the genus Pronolagus, having reddish legs and endemic to rocky country in southern and eastern Africa.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Griffith (1790–1858), naturalist.