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snowshoe hare

noun

Definition of snowshoe hare

  1. :  a hare (Lepus americanus) of northern North America with heavy fur on the hind feet and a coat that in most populations is brown in the summer but usually white in the winter —called also snowshoe rabbit, varying hare



Illustration of snowshoe hare

Circa 1890

First Known Use of snowshoe hare

circa 1890

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