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 for Hare''s lettuce
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hare \Hare\, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso,
     Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.]
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     1. (Zool.) 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
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     Note: The species of hares are numerous. The common European
           hare is Lepus timidus. The northern or varying hare
           of America ({Lepus Americanus), and the prairie hare
           ({Lepus campestris), turn white in winter. In America,
           the various species of hares are commonly called
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     2. (Astron.) A small constellation situated south of and
        under the foot of Orion; Lepus.
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     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 (Zool.), a small Australian kangaroo
        ({Lagorchestes Leporoides), 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. (Zool.) See under Jumping.
     Little chief hare, or Crying hare. (Zool.) See Chief
     Sea hare. (Zool.) See Aplysia.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lettuce \Let"tuce\ (l[e^]t"t[i^]s), n. [OE. letuce, prob.
     through Old French from some Late Latin derivative of L.
     lactuca lettuce, which, according to Varro, is fr. lac,
     lactis, milk, on account of the milky white juice which flows
     from it when it is cut: cf. F. laitue. Cf. Lacteal,
     1. (Bot.) A composite plant of the genus Lactuca ({Lactuca
        sativa), the leaves of which are used as salad. Plants of
        this genus yield a milky juice, from which lactucarium is
        obtained. The commonest wild lettuce of the United States
        is Lactuca Canadensis.
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     2. United States currency; dollar bills; greenbacks. [slang]
     Hare's lettuce, Lamb's lettuce. See under Hare, and
     Lettuce opium. See Lactucarium.
     Sea lettuce, certain papery green seaweeds of the genus
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