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Definition: Jumping hare
, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso,
Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A rodent of the genus Lepus
, having long hind
legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid
animal, moves swiftly by leaps, and is remarkable for its
Note: The species of hares are numerous. The common European
hare is Lepus timidus
. The northern or varying hare
of America (Lepus Americanus
), and the prairie hare
), turn white in winter. In America,
the various species of hares are commonly called
2. (Astron.) A small constellation situated south of and
under the foot of Orion; Lepus.
Hare and hounds
, a game played by men and boys, two, called
hares, having a few minutes' start, and scattering bits of
paper to indicate their course, being chased by the
others, called the hounds, through a wide circuit.
(Zo["o]l.), a small Australian kangaroo
), resembling the hare in size
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Sonchus
sow thistle; -- so called because hares are said to eat it
when fainting with heat. --Dr. Prior.
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Jumping
Little chief hare
, or Crying hare
. (Zo["o]l.) See Chief hare
. (Zo["o]l.) See Aplysia