snowshoe hare
noun Date: circa 1890 a hare (Lepus americanus) of northern North America with heavy fur on the hind feet and a coat that in most populations is brown in the summer but usually white in the winter — called also snowshoe rabbit, varying hare

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  • snowshoe hare — n. [from its broad feet, which are heavily furred in winter] a large hare (Lepus americanus) of N North America whose coloration changes from brown in summer to white in winter: also snowshoe rabbit …   English World dictionary

  • Snowshoe Hare — Taxobox name = Snowshoe HareMSW3 Hoffmann | pages = 195] status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 status ref = IUCN2006 | assessors = Lagomorph Specialist Group | year = 1996 | id = 41273 | title = Lepus americanus | downloaded = 2006 05 06… …   Wikipedia

  • snowshoe hare — amerikinis baltasis kiškis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lepus americanus angl. snowshoe hare vok. Schneeschuh Hase rus. американский беляк; американский заяц; малый беляк pranc. lièvre américain;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • snowshoe hare — a large footed North American hare, Lepus americanus, that is white in winter and dark brown in summer. Also called snowshoe rabbit, varying hare. [1885 90] * * * or snowshoe rabbit or varying hare Northern North American species (Lepus… …   Universalium

  • snowshoe hare — noun large large footed North American hare; white in winter • Syn: ↑snowshoe rabbit, ↑varying hare, ↑Lepus americanus • Hypernyms: ↑hare …   Useful english dictionary

  • snowshoe hare — (N. Amer. also snowshoe rabbit) noun a North American hare with large hairy hind feet, fairly small ears, and a white winter coat. [Lepus americanus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • snowshoe hare — snow′shoe hare n. zool. mam 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 • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • snowshoe hare — noun a North American hare, Lepus americanus, that has large, furry feet; its fur is white in winter and brown in summer …   Wiktionary

  • Snowshoe (disambiguation) — Snowshoe can refer to *Snowshoe, a type of footwear. *Snowshoe, Michigan, a town in Michigan, USA. *Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania, a town in Pennsylvania, USA. *Snowshoe, West Virginia, a town in West Virginia, USA. **Snowshoe Mountain, a ski resort… …   Wikipedia

  • snowshoe rabbit — noun large large footed North American hare; white in winter • Syn: ↑snowshoe hare, ↑varying hare, ↑Lepus americanus • Hypernyms: ↑hare * * * noun Etymology: so called from the large, heavily furred feet in winter pelage …   Useful english dictionary

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