cottontail

[kot-n-teyl]
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Origin of cottontail

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; cotton + tail1
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cottontail

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