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.

Vicki Rosenzweig

vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

New York, NY