marsh hare


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Noun1.marsh hare - a wood rabbit of marshy coastal areas from North Carolina to Floridamarsh hare - a wood rabbit of marshy coastal areas from North Carolina to Florida
cottontail, cottontail rabbit, wood rabbit - 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)
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Erasmus, however, says " mad as a marsh hare, " and adds, " Hares are wilder in marshes from the absence of hedges and cover.