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)

Examples of arctic hare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here’s looking at you: The positioning of an arctic hare’s eyes, seen here at sunset, allows the animal to check for predators in virtually all directions without turning its head. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi, National Geographic, "How 1 community saved 100 whales," 5 Nov. 2020 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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