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snowshoe hare

a large-footed North American hare, Lepus americanus, that is white in winter and dark brown in summer.
Also called snowshoe rabbit, varying hare.
Origin of snowshoe hare
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for snowshoe hare
  • The aptly named snowshoe hare has particularly large feet and a winter-white coat.
  • Early snowfalls will often catch the snowshoe hare still in its summer coat, making it vulnerable to the hunter.
  • For example, snowshoe hare, turtles and snakes are ready to venture into the world within hours of birth or hatching.
  • Low hanging branches provide a corridor for the snowshoe hare.
  • The lynx is almost exclusively carnivorous, with the snowshoe hare being their primary food.
British Dictionary definitions for snowshoe hare

snowshoe hare

a N North American hare, Lepus americanus, having brown fur in summer, white fur in winter, and heavily furred feet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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