marsh hare

noun

1
: a small hare (Sylvilagus palustris) that is larger than the cottontail with slender less hairy feet and is found in marshy places along the U.S. coast from North Carolina to Florida
2
a
b
: the flesh of the muskrat
used especially when offered for sale for use as human food

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“Marsh hare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marsh%20hare. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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