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.Hare kangaroo(Zoöl.), a small Australian kangaroo resembling the hare in size and color,Hare's lettuce(Bot.), a plant of the genus Sonchus, or sow thistle; — so called because hares are said to eat it when fainting with heat. Dr. Prior.Jumping hare. (Zoöl.) See under Jumping.Little chief hare, or Crying hare. (Zoöl.) See Chief hare. - - Sea hare. (Zoöl.) See Aplysia.

(Hare"bell`) n. (Bot.) A small, slender, branching plant (Campanula rotundifolia), having blue bell-shaped flowers; also, Scilla nutans, which has similar flowers; — called also bluebell. [Written also hairbell.]

E'en the light harebell raised its head.
Sir W. Scott.

(Hare"brained`) a. Wild; giddy; volatile; heedless. "A mad hare-brained fellow." North [Written also hairbrained.]

(Hare"foot`) n.

1. (Zoöl.) A long, narrow foot, carried (that is, produced or extending) forward; — said of dogs.

2. (Bot.) A tree (Ochroma Lagopus) of the West Indies, having the stamens united somewhat in the form of a hare's foot.

Harefoot clover(Bot.), a species of clover (Trifolium arvense) with soft and silky heads.

(Hare"-heart`ed) a. Timorous; timid; easily frightened. Ainsworth.

(Hare"hound`) n. See Harrier. A. Chalmers.

(Har"eld) n. (Zoöl.) The long-tailed duck. See Old Squaw.

(Hare"lip`) n. A lip, commonly the upper one, having a fissure of perpendicular division like that of a hare.Hare"lipped` (- lipt`), a.

5. Able to withstand the cold of winter.

Plants which are hardy in Virginia may perish in New England. Half-hardy plants are those which are able to withstand mild winters or moderate frosts.

(Har"dy), n. A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.

(Hare) v. t. [Cf. Harry, Harass.] To excite; to tease, harass, or worry; to harry. [Obs.] Locke.

(Hare), n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. heri, Skr. çaça. &radic226.]

1. (Zoöl.) 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 fecundity.

The species of hares are numerous. The common European hare is Lepus timidus. The northern or varying hare of America and the prairie hare turn white in winter. In America, the various species of hares are commonly called rabbits.

2. (Astron.) A small constellation situated south of and under the foot of Orion; Lepus.

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