snowshoe hare

noun
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:
1885–90

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snowshoe hare or snowshoe rabbit
 
n
a N North American hare, Lepus americanus, having brown fur in summer, white fur in winter, and heavily furred feet
 
snowshoe rabbit or snowshoe rabbit
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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