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Arctic hare

Syllabification: Arc·tic hare

Definition of Arctic hare in English:

noun

A hare whose coat turns white in winter, found in the arctic areas of North America.
  • Lepus arcticus, family Leporidae
Example sentences
  • ‘Arctic hares appear unusually unwary or ‘tame’, ‘notes A W F Banfield in his classic work, The Mammals of Canada.’
  • The Arctic hare inhabits the tundra regions of Canada from Newfoundland west to the Mackenzie River Delta and north to the tip of Ellesmere Island.
  • The most important adaptations of the Arctic hare are its keen eyesight, acute hearing, and speed.

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