from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several rabbits of the genus Sylvilagus of the Americas, having grayish or brownish fur and a small round tail often with a fluffy white underside.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The popular name, especially in the South, for the common rabbit of the United States, Lepus sylvaticus: so named from the conspicuous fluffy white fur on the under side of the tail. Also called molly cottontail. See cut on following page.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The American wood rabbit (Lepus sylvaticus); -- also called Molly cottontail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A rabbit of any of various species in genus Sylvilagus.
  • noun A person with a tanned body and untanned buttocks resembling a cottontail rabbit's dark fur and light tail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)


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cotton +‎ tail



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