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canecutter

or cane cut·ter

[keyn-kuht-er]
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noun
  1. any of several species of large cottontails inhabiting swamps or marshes.
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Origin of canecutter

1835–45, Americanism, for earlier sense; cane + cutter
Also called swamp rabbit.
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