Definition of European hare

1. Noun. Large hare introduced in North America; does not turn white in winter.

Exact synonyms: Lepus Europaeus
Group relationships: Genus Lepus, Lepus
Generic synonyms: Hare

Definition of European hare

1. Noun. A Eurasian hare species (''Lepus europaeus'' or ''Lepus capensis''). Also called brown hare, or in Eastern North America, where there is a wild population originating from escaped farmed animals, eastern jackrabbit. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of European Hare

European eel
European eels
European elder
European elk
European elm
European field elm
European fire salamander
European flatfish
European fly honeysuckle
European gallinule
European garden spider
European garden spiders
European goatsucker
European hackberry
European hake
European hare (current term)
European hares
European honeysuckle
European hop
European hornbeam
European hornbeams
European house cricket
European ladies' tresses
European larch
European lemming
European lobster
European magpie
European mink
European minks
European miracle

Literary usage of European hare

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1898)
"The European hare being probably the stronger of the two, has driven the other out European plain into the mountains, whilst in small Ireland and Sweden, ..."

2. The History of the European Fauna by Robert Francis Scharff (1899)
"The Arctic Hare is the older of the two species—corresponding with the Barren-ground Reindeer—and the European hare the newer one, associating, ..."

3. Six Months in America by Godfrey Thomas Vigne (1833)
"It never burrows; its usual colour is that of the European hare and rabbit mixed, and the meat is dark, like that of the European hare. ..."

4. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"The Rabbit, as this animal is named in the United States, has the habits of the European hare, forming a flat, well-beaten, oblong space among the grass, ..."

5. The Viviparious Quadrupeds of North America by John James Audubon, John Bachman (1846)
"The upper side of the tail of the European hare, (L. timidus,) is black, ... That of the European hare is not as dark. Cth, Its mode of living and habits. ..."

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