Definition of springhare in English:

springhare

(also springhaas)

noun

  • A large nocturnal burrowing rodent resembling a miniature kangaroo, with a rabbit-like head, a long bushy tail, and long hindlimbs, native to southern Africa.

    • ‘The springhaas, the only member of this family, is a peculiar, large, rabbit- or kangaroo-like rodent inhabiting arid lands of southern Africa.’
    • ‘If you go on a night drive you'd be most unlucky not to see the glinting eyes of springhares which, despite their resemblance to rabbit-sized kangaroos, are in fact true rodents.’

Pronunciation:

springhare

/ˈsprɪŋhɛː/