Definition of Cottontail rabbit
1. Noun. Common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks).
Generic synonyms: Coney, Cony, Rabbit
Group relationships: Genus Sylvilagus, Sylvilagus
Specialized synonyms: Eastern Cottontail, Sylvilagus Floridanus, Canecutter, Swamp Hare, Swamp Rabbit, Sylvilagus Aquaticus, Marsh Hare, Swamp Rabbit, Sylvilagus Palustris
Terms within: Hare, Rabbit
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Literary usage of Cottontail rabbit
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1. Publication by Field Columbian Museum (1903)
"(m.) Sun (has) Risen. From tawa, sun; y^ma, come out, emerged, and No. 2. XXVIII. NAME GIVER BELONGING TO THE TAVO (cottontail rabbit) CLAN. ..."
2. Tracks and Tracking by Josef Brunner (1909)
"THE cottontail rabbit As can be easily seen from a comparison of the life-size track picture of the varying hare and cottontail—drawn from tracks made under ..."
3. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"Eleven of the thirty birds had eaten common cottontail rabbit. ... It had parts of a cottontail rabbit and the foot and leg of a Red-tail hawk in its crop. ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The animal life Transition zone includes the white-tailed coyote, jack-rabbit, cottontail rabbit, . sage-hen, hawk and various types of ..."
5. Wild Animals I Have Known: And 200 Drawings by Ernest Thompson Seton (1912)
"... or Rag, was the name of a young cottontail rabbit. It was given him from his torn and ragged ear, a life-mark that he got in his first adventure. ..."