marsh hare


Definition of marsh hare

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
2a : muskrat
b : the flesh of the muskrat used especially when offered for sale for use as human food

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“Marsh hare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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