Sage hare

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sage hare (Zoöl) a species of hare (Lepus Nuttalli syn. Lepus artemisia) which inhabits the arid regions of Western North America and lives among sagebrush. By recent writers it is considered to be merely a variety of the common cottontail, or wood rabbit.
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Usage

In literature:

Hare was to ride in an open wagon, one that Naab had left at White Sage to be loaded with grain.
"The Heritage of the Desert" by Zane Grey
No living thing is found among these sage bushes except sage hens, a spectral looking hare, ravens, ticks, and ants.
"Narrative of the March of Co. A, Engineers from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to Fort Bridger, Utah, and Return" by William P. Seville
The Sardinian, the Egyptian, the Polar, and the Sage hares are other varieties.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
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