Date: Thu, 23 Mar 1995 09:24:07 EST
From: Vicki Rosenzweig murphy!acmcr!vr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UUNET.UU.NET
Subject: Re: Rabbit = Rodent?
I can't be authoritative--I'm not a systematic biologist--but
I wouldn't use "rodent" for "rabbit." But that may be a side-effect
of a college degree and an aunt who teaches biology. My only strong
feeling is that derivation isn't usually relevant to current meaning.
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