cotton tail

cottontail

[kot-n-teyl]
noun
any small North American rabbit of the genus Sylvilagus, having a brownish coat and fluffy white tail.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism; cotton + tail1

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cottontail (ˈkɒtənˌteɪl)
 
n
any of several common rabbits of the genus Sylvilagus, such as S. floridanus (eastern cottontail), of American woodlands

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