sylvilagus

noun
syl·​vil·​a·​gus | \ silˈviləgəs \

Definition of sylvilagus

1 capitalized : a genus of mammals (family Leporidae) comprising the cottontail and related New World rabbits
2 plural -s : any rabbit of the genus Sylvilagus

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History and Etymology for sylvilagus

Latin silvi-, sylvi- (from silva, sylva woods) + Greek lagōs hare

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“Sylvilagus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sylvilagus. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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