Definition of Arctic hare

1. Noun. A large hare of northern North America; it is almost completely white in winter.

Exact synonyms: Lepus Arcticus, Polar Hare
Group relationships: Genus Lepus, Lepus
Generic synonyms: Hare

Definition of Arctic hare

1. Noun. A North-American species of hare, ''Lepus arcticus''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arctic Hare

arctic fox
arctic foxes
arctic front
arctic hare (current term)
arctic hares
arctic moss
arctic poppy
arctic raspberry
arctic regions
arctic roll
arctic rolls
arctic skua
arctic tern
arctic terns
arctic willow

Literary usage of Arctic hare

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1. Traces of the Elder Faiths of Ireland: A Folklore Sketch; a Handbook of by William Gregory Wood Martin (1902)
"... found an Arctic vegetation supporting the arctic hare and the reindeer, together with other ... arctic hare ..."

2. The Discovery of the North-west Passage by Sir Robert John Le Mesurier McClure, Sherard Osborn (1857)
"The arctic hare, and its Habits. — The Arctic Lemming, and its Habits. — Bears eat the Lemming. — The Ptarmigan. IT will not here be out of place to throw ..."

3. European Animals: Their Geological History and Geographical Distribution by Robert Francis Scharff (1907)
"If we assume that the southward extension occurred in Pleistocene times, it seems probable that the arctic hare originated in the Arctic regions in Pliocene ..."

4. The History of the European Fauna by Robert Francis Scharff (1899)
"The presence of the arctic hare in Ireland and the absence of the common European ... The arctic hare is the older of the two species—corresponding with the ..."

5. The Arctic Prairies: A Canoe-journey of 2,000 Miles in Search of the Caribou by Ernest Thompson Seton (1911)
"Keewatin arctic hare. Although signs of arctic hare were seen at a number of places from Artillery Lake northward, we observed only a very few of the ..."

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