Definition of cottontail in English:

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cottontail

Pronunciation: /ˈkätnˌtāl/

noun

An American rabbit that has a speckled brownish coat and a white underside to the tail.
  • Genus Sylvilagus, family Leporidae: several species
Example sentences
  • Deer, cottontail rabbits, voles (field mice) and pocket gophers are some of the most common species that damage trees in Nebraska.
  • Canyons and creeks ran to the river down gullies 200 feet deep and were full of quail, and cottontails and coyotes and jack rabbits.
  • A white cottontail rabbit sat on a worn mat on the floor of the cell with her back to the door.

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Syllabification: cot·ton·tail

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