snowshoe rabbit

snowshoe rabbit
large large-footed North American hare; white in winter
Hypernyms: ↑hare

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Etymology: so called from the large, heavily furred feet in winter pelage
: a rather large chiefly northern No. American rabbit (Lepus americanus) with large heavily furred hind feet and a coat that is brown in summer but usually white in winter

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snowshoe rabbit or snowshoe hare noun
A N American hare, white in winter, brownish with white feet in summer
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Main Entry:snow

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snowshoe rabbit,
= snowshoe hare. (Cf.snowshoe hare)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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