1In singular and (usually) plural. A hare or rabbit.
2In singular and plural. An ass or donkey. Also figurative: a stupid person, a conceited idiot.
3Frequently with capital initials. A member of a semi-legendary people said to have once inhabited Easter Island and who (according to some accounts) were distinguished by artificially lengthened ears.
Middle English; earliest use found in Names Hare. From long + ear.
A variety of two-rowed barley having long ears (often contrasted with sprat-barley).
Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Fitzherbert (d. 1531). From long + ear.