kolhaas, noun

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Also kalhaas.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, kol spot, patch + haas hare.
The hare Lepus saxatilis, the largest of three indigenous hare species, characterized by a white patch on the forehead.
1911 Farmer’s Weekly 4 Oct. 120I have done a great deal of springhaas shooting with gun and bull’s-eye lantern...On several occasions I.., after pulling the trigger, have found the animals to be a ‘muishond’, ‘kol-haas’, or ‘duiker’.
1912 E. London Dispatch 18 Oct. 6Backed into the shelter of an untidy bunch of what looked like coarse ‘grass’...there lay in his well couched ‘form’ a fine big kalhaas.
1918 S.H. Skaife Animal Life in S. Afr. 254The rock hare, or kol haas, is similar in appearance to the Cape hare, but it is larger and found only on hill tops.
1948 A.C. White Call of Bushveld 202The dog never moved until I was close up to him, when a big kolhaas sprang out.
1970 M. Van Rensburg Informant, Port ElizabethKolhaas. Mountain hare.
The hare Lepus saxatilis, the largest of three indigenous hare species, characterized by a white patch on the forehead.
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