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Cottontail rabbits are among the 16 lagomorph species in the genus Sylvilagus, found in the Americas.

cottontail rabbit n : common small rabbit of North America having grayish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks) [syn: {wood rabbit}, {cottontail}]


The snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), also called the varying hare, or snowshoe rabbit, is a species of hare found in North America.

snowshoe hare n : large large-footed North American hare; white in winter [syn: {snowshoe rabbit}, {varying hare}, {Lepus americanus}]

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