snowshoe hare

noun
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of snowshoe hare

: a hare (Lepus americanus) of northern North America with heavy fur on the hind feet and a coat that in most populations is brown in the summer but usually white in the winter called also snowshoe rabbit, varying hare

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circa 1890

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