Date: Thu, 23 Mar 1995 09:24:07 EST From: Vicki Rosenzweig 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