varying hare


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Related to varying hare: snowshoe rabbit, Lepus americanus

var·y·ing hare

(vâr′ē-ĭng, văr′-)

snow′shoe hare`


n.
a large-footed North American hare, Lepus americanus, that is white in winter and dark brown in summer. Also called snow′shoe rab`bit, varying hare.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.varying hare - large large-footed North American harevarying hare - large large-footed North American hare; white in winter
hare - swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
References in classic literature ?
In Arctic North America [1] the Indians catch the Varying Hare by walking spirally round and round it, when on its form: the middle of the day is reckoned the best time, when the sun is high, and the shadow of the hunter not very long.
Cottontail rabbits, varying hare and ruffed grouse are among the more popular winter species.
The dusky varying hare is transformed into a white-furred snowshoe hare, the better to elude predators.