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Any of several rabbits of the genus Sylvilagus of the Americas, having grayish or brownish fur and a small round tail often with a fluffy white underside.


(Animals) any of several common rabbits of the genus Sylvilagus, such as S. floridanus (eastern cottontail), of American woodlands


(ˈkɒt nˌteɪl)

any North American rabbit of the genus Sylvilagus.
[1865–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cottontail - common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white undersidecottontail - common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
rabbit, cony, coney - any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
genus Sylvilagus, Sylvilagus - North American rabbits
eastern cottontail, Sylvilagus floridanus - widely distributed in United States except northwest and far west regions
canecutter, swamp hare, Sylvilagus aquaticus, swamp rabbit - a wood rabbit of southeastern United States swamps and lowlands
marsh hare, swamp rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris - a wood rabbit of marshy coastal areas from North Carolina to Florida
hare, rabbit - flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food


[ˈkɒtnteɪl] N (US) → conejo m (de cola blanca)
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The cottontails did the rest all right, and the trust gathered in Chattanooga Coal and Iron.
They're a lot of little cottontail rabbits making believe they're big rip-snorting timber wolves.
But the other animals--the squirrels, and quail, and cottontails, were creatures of the Wild who had never yielded allegiance to man.
FLOPSY, Mopsy, and Cottontail, who were good little bunnies, went down the lane to gather blackberries;
A cottontail rabbit had scuttled across the road, and a tiny dust cloud lingered like smoke, marking the way of his flight.
Two 11-week-old New England cottontails (Sylvilagus transitionalis) are scooped up by Cindy Maynard, a biologist with the U.
Giving fields a neat and pretty buzz cut every year to maintain fields and meadows -- a practice I see regularly in my town and others -- greatly hurts New England cottontails, as well as numerous other species.
After finding him, Dow took his super natural DNA back to the US where, in a lab, he infused it into 5 female cottontails.
The Cottontails lived in the pine forest next to the river that came down from the mountains.
Whether they were waterfowling, using dogs on an upland bird hunt or chasing cottontails, or hoping to find that big buck, Americans were passionate about their guns and passionate about the hunt.
Ears of adult desert cottontails average 67 mm long; an 11-day-old cottontail had an ear 25 mm long (Ingles, 1941).
Barbara Prignano received Honorable Mention in the Children's category for How Bunnies Got Their Cottontails and Sequence, by Kenneth Rogers, Jr.