sylvilagus

noun syl·vil·a·gus \silˈviləgəs\

Definition of sylvilagus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of mammals (family Leporidae) comprising the cottontail and related New World rabbits

  2. 2 plural -s :  any rabbit of the genus Sylvilagus

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Origin and Etymology of sylvilagus

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


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