snowshoe haresnowshoe hare
a large hare (Lepus americanus) of N North America whose coloration changes from brown in summer to white in winter
also snowshoe rabbit
Origin of snowshoe hareso named from its broad feet, which are heavily furred in winter
A medium-sized hare (Lepus americanus) of northern North America, having large, heavily furred feet and fur that is white in winter and brown in summer. Also called snowshoe rabbit, varying hare.
(plural snowshoe hares)
- a North American hare, Lepus americanus, that has large, furry feet; its fur is white in winter and brown in summer