Little chief hare
Hare Hare, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A rodent of the genus {Lepus}, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid animal, moves swiftly by leaps, and is remarkable for its fecundity. [1913 Webster]

Note: The species of hares are numerous. The common European hare is {Lepus timidus}. The northern or varying hare of America ({Lepus Americanus}), and the prairie hare ({Lepus campestris}), turn white in winter. In America, the various species of hares are commonly called {rabbits}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron.) A small constellation situated south of and under the foot of Orion; Lepus. [1913 Webster]

{Hare and hounds}, a game played by men and boys, two, called hares, having a few minutes' start, and scattering bits of paper to indicate their course, being chased by the others, called the hounds, through a wide circuit.

{Hare kangaroo} (Zo["o]l.), a small Australian kangaroo ({Lagorchestes Leporoides}), resembling the hare in size and color,

{Hare's lettuce} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Sonchus}, or sow thistle; -- so called because hares are said to eat it when fainting with heat. --Dr. Prior.

{Jumping hare}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Jumping}.

{Little chief hare}, or {Crying hare}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Chief hare}.

{Sea hare}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Aplysia}. [1913 Webster]


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  • little chief hare — Chief hare Chief hare (Zo[ o]l.) A small rodent ({Lagamys princeps}) inhabiting the summits of the Rocky Mountains; also called {crying hare}, {calling hare}, {cony}, {American pika}, and {little chief hare}. [1913 Webster] Note: It is not a true …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • little chief hare — noun North American pika • Syn: ↑Ochotona princeps • Hypernyms: ↑pika, ↑mouse hare, ↑rock rabbit, ↑coney, ↑cony • Member Holonyms: ↑O …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chief hare — (Zo[ o]l.) A small rodent ({Lagamys princeps}) inhabiting the summits of the Rocky Mountains; also called {crying hare}, {calling hare}, {cony}, {American pika}, and {little chief hare}. [1913 Webster] Note: It is not a true hare or rabbit, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chief hare — noun : little chief hare …   Useful english dictionary

  • Little chief — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hare — Hare, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A rodent of the genus {Lepus}, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hare and hounds — Hare Hare, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A rodent of the genus {Lepus}, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hare kangaroo — Hare Hare, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A rodent of the genus {Lepus}, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hare's lettuce — Hare Hare, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A rodent of the genus {Lepus}, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little — Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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