Definition of snowshoe hare in English:

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snowshoe hare

(North American also snowshoe rabbit)

noun

A North American hare with large hairy hind feet, fairly small ears, and a white winter coat.
  • Lepus americanus, family Leporidae.
Example sentences
  • The smaller carnivores found here include arctic fox, ermine, and wolverine, while smaller herbivores include the snowshoe hare, arctic hare, brown lemming and collared lemming.
  • Isolated and wild, the North Fork Valley houses moose and wolves along with pine marten, snowshoe hare and mountain lion.
  • This year's mascots - the snowshoe hare, the coyote, and the black bear - were selected by a group of Native American and petroglyph experts as symbolic of the American West.

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