Definition of blue hare in English:

blue hare


  • another term for mountain hare
    • ‘They have colonised cultivated landscapes whilst our native mountain or blue hare is largely confined to upland areas.’
    • ‘Six blue hares and seventeen brown hares were subjected to detailed post mortem examinations.’
    • ‘Rabbits, young blue hares and ground-nesting birds, are likely to form the major part of its diet in Shetland.’
    • ‘Gwen caught a hare on every organized coursing event she was entered in, and on one private event took twelve blue hares in one day.’
    • ‘Particularly at risk is the mountain, or blue hare, which lives among the moorland heather of the Peaks.’