arctic hare


Definition of arctic hare

: a gregarious hare (Lepus arcticus) of the tundra of Greenland and northern Canada that turns white in winter and is a major food source for arctic predators (such as wolves and snowy owls)

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Recent Examples on the Web His daemon is an arctic hare named Hester (voiced by Cristela Alonzo). Nick Romano,, "His Dark Materials digi-dictionary: Your guide to the HBO series multiverse," 3 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of arctic hare

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Arctic hare.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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