a large-footed North American hare, Lepus americanus, that is white in winter and dark brown in summer.
What’s The Difference Between A Bunny, A Rabbit, And A Hare?The intensely short gestation period and well-known reproductive speed of hares and rabbits have a long cultural association with spring and fertility.
Origin of snowshoe hare
First recorded in 1885–90
Also called snowshoe rabbit, varying hare.
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British Dictionary definitions for snowshoe hare
a N North American hare, Lepus americanus, having brown fur in summer, white fur in winter, and heavily furred feet
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