Cottontail Cot"ton*tail` (k[o^]t"t'n*t[=a]l`), n. (Zo["o]l.) The American wood rabbit ({Lepus sylvaticus}); -- also called {Molly cottontail}. [1913 Webster]

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  • cottontail — ☆ cottontail [kät′ ntāl΄ ] n. any of several common American rabbits (genus Sylvilagus) with a short, fluffy tail that is white underneath …   English World dictionary

  • cottontail — noun a) A rabbit of any of various species in genus Sylvilagus. b) A person with a tanned body and untanned buttocks resembling a cottontail rabbits dark fur and light tail …   Wiktionary

  • cottontail — noun Date: 1835 any of several rather small North American rabbits (genus Sylvilagus) sandy to grayish brown in color with a white tufted underside of the tail …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cottontail — /kot n tayl /, n. any small North American rabbit of the genus Sylvilagus, having a brownish coat and fluffy white tail. [1865 70, Amer.; COTTON + TAIL1] * * *       any of several North and Central American rabbit species of the genus Sylvilagus …   Universalium

  • cottontail — cot|ton|tail [ katn,teıl ] noun count a small North American RABBIT with a white tail …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cottontail — n. small brown rabbit with a white fluffy tail …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cottontail — noun an American rabbit which has a speckled brownish coat and a white underside to the tail. [Genus Sylvilagus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cottontail — noun (C) AmE a small rabbit with a white tail …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cottontail — cot•ton•tail [[t]ˈkɒt nˌteɪl[/t]] n. mam any North American rabbit of the genus Sylvilagus[/ex] • Etymology: 1865–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cottontail — /ˈkɒtnteɪl/ (say kotntayl) noun any of several small North American rabbits of the genus Sylvilagus having the underside of the tail white …   Australian English dictionary

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