from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several North American rabbits of the genus Sylvilagus, having grayish or brownish fur and a tail with a fluffy white underside. Also called wood rabbit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rabbit of any of various species in genus Sylvilagus.
- n. A person with a tanned body and untanned buttocks resembling a cottontail rabbit's dark fur and light tail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The American wood rabbit (Lepus sylvaticus); -- also called Molly cottontail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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)
Just a dog that can let me know when I'm about to bust into a patch of quail, or when a cottontail is lurking nearby.
Furthermore when fragments of the epidermal carcinomas, arising from papillomas induced in cottontail rabbits by oncogenic hydrocarbons, were exposed to the
The most common live rabbit in the state is the cottontail, which is found in a variety of locales, and the second most common is the marsh rabbit, which inhabits the marshes and swamps of far southern Alabama.
Finally, there's the Eastern cottontail, which is a distinct species of rabbit despite the fact that it looks so similar that most people can't tell them apart; only by sampling DNA from fecal pellets can scientists be sure.
Not only do they live in highly organised "towns" of hundreds of individuals, but they also have to compete with squatters, such as cottontail rabbits, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, burrowing owls, badgers and swift foxes, that often move into their burrows.
"cottontail" rabbits in the southwestern U.S.A. On inoculation this virus proved effective only in rabbits, and it produced far more vigorous warts on animals of domestic breeds than on its native host, the cottontail.
The cottontail will think that you have spotted it and will break cover.
A moment later and I spot a cottontail, no more than thirty yards out.
That darn cottontail came running out on my side of the briar patch and not even three feet from my foot .... scared the heck outta me.
This day marks a special event for this is my first cottontail rabbit, and my first hunt.