swamp rabbit

noun
any of several southern cottontails, especially Sylvilagus aquaticus, of swamps and lowlands.
Also called canecutter.


Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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swamp rabbit

noun
1. a wood rabbit of marshy coastal areas from North Carolina to Florida [syn: marsh hare
2. a wood rabbit of southeastern United States swamps and lowlands 
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Also check out the white-tail deer, gray and fox squirrels, swamp rabbit and a variety of small fur-bearers.
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