Jackrabbit vs Jackalope - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between jackrabbit and jackalope

is that jackrabbit is any of several large north american hares of the genus lepus while jackalope is a folkloric animal, a supposed cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope, goat, or deer, usually portrayed as a rabbit with antlers.

As a verb jackrabbit

is (us) to make a sudden, rapid movement.

jackrabbit

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • any of several large North American hares of the genus Lepus
  • Usage notes

    * Used attributively to describe a sudden, rapid movement *: His jackrabbit start helped him win the race.

    Derived terms

    * jackrabbit start

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (US) To make a sudden, rapid movement
  • jackalope

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia jackalope)
  • A folkloric animal, a supposed cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope, goat, or deer, usually portrayed as a rabbit with antlers.
  • * 1993 , Jane Stern, Michael Stern, Way out west
  • Most jackalopes are furry and a foot or two tall; many are only heads, mounted on wood plaques; there are some six-footers, covered with fur...

    Synonyms

    * antelabbit * stagbunny