little chief hare

noun

: american pika

Word History

Etymology

translation of Chipewyan bucka-thrae-gga-yaze

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of little chief hare was in 1828

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“Little chief hare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/little%20chief%20hare. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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