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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cot·ton·tail n. Zool. The American wood rabbit (Lepus sylvaticus); -- also called Molly cottontail.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·ert, a.  Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island.
    He . . . went aside privately into a desert place.   --Luke ix. 10.
 Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
 And waste its sweetness on the desert air.   --Gray.
 Desert flora Bot., the assemblage of plants growing naturally in a desert, or in a dry and apparently unproductive place.
 Desert hare Zool., a small hare (Lepus sylvaticus, var. Arizonæ) inhabiting the deserts of the Western United States.
 Desert mouse Zool., an American mouse (Hesperomys eremicus), living in the Western deserts.