swamp rabbit


any of several southern cottontails, especially Sylvilagus aquaticus, of swamps and lowlands.

Nearby words

  1. swamp locust,
  2. swamp mallow,
  3. swamp maple,
  4. swamp milkweed,
  5. swamp pink,
  6. swamp rose,
  7. swamp sparrow,
  8. swamp white oak,
  9. swamper,
  10. swampfish

Origin of swamp rabbit

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Also called canecutter.

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