The definition of a hare is an animal with long, powerful hind legs that is similar to a rabbit but is bigger and has longer ears and legs.(noun)
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Origin: ME < OE hara, akin to Ger hase < IE *as-, gray (hence, lit., the gray animal, euphemism for a taboo name) > L canus, hoary
See hare in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hara; see kas- in Indo-European roots.
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