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cot·ton·tail

 (kŏt′n-tāl′)
n.
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.

cottontail

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

cot•ton•tail

(ˈkɒt nˌteɪl)

n.
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
Translations

cottontail

[ˈkɒtnteɪl] N (US) → conejo m (de cola blanca)
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They're a lot of little cottontail rabbits making believe they're big rip-snorting timber wolves.
It had to break a couple of big banking companies and squeeze half a dozen big fellows, too, and it did it by stampeding the cottontails. The cottontails did the rest all right, and the trust gathered in Chattanooga Coal and Iron.
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.
But the other animals--the squirrels, and quail, and cottontails, were creatures of the Wild who had never yielded allegiance to man.
This summer, Cushman & Wakefield represented the Winter Organization, which has inked two new, long-term leases at 200 Cottontail Lane in Somerset.
Animal bones from the living archaic floor suggest deer, cottontail rabbits, and mud turtles were consumed by Late Pleistocene hunters in the Mitla region.
SWG federal funds, for example, have been used to protect and help re-populate the New England cottontail, frosted elfin, karner blue butterfly and rare fish species.
Here are three recipes from my latest book, Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail, which covers a range of small game animals, including rabbits, hares, and squirrels.
Cushman & Wakefield has announced the completion of two leases for 200 Cottontail Lane in Somerset.Cushman & Wakefield has announced the completion of two leases for 200 Cottontail Lane in Somerset.
James Corden voices Peter and Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley are triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail. The DVD has bonus features including: Flopsy Turvy Mini Movie - starring Flopsy, Mopsy & Cotton-Tail; Peter Rabbit: Mischief in the Making and a Shake Your Cotton-Tail Dance Along.
Peter Rabbit, U, PS19.99 Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden), sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail and cousin Benjamin regularly steal from the garden of Mr McGregor (Sam Neill), until he dies of a heart attack.