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Meaning of RABBIT

Pronunciation:  'rabit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
  2. [n]  flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
  3. [n]  the fur of a rabbit
  4. [v]  hunt rabbits

RABBIT is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: coney, cony, hare, lapin
 See Also: Angora, Angora rabbit, Belgian hare, bunny, bunny rabbit, cottontail, cottontail, cottontail rabbit, cottontail rabbit, European rabbit, European rabbit, fur, game, hunt, hunt down, lapin, leporid, leporid mammal, leporide, Old World rabbit, Old World rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, Oryctolagus cuniculus, pelt, run, scut, track down, warren, wood rabbit, wood rabbit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rab"bit\, n. [OE. abet, akin to OD. robbe, robbeken.]
Any of the smaller species of the genus Lepus, especially the
common European species ({Lepus cuniculus}), which is often
kept as a pet, and has been introduced into many countries.
It is remarkably prolific, and has become a pest in some
parts of Australia and New Zealand.

Note: The common American rabbit ({L. sylvalica}) is similar
      but smaller. See {Cottontail}, and {Jack rabbit}, under
      2d {Jack}. The larger species of Lepus are commonly
      called hares. See {Hare}.

{Angora rabbit} (Zo["o]l.), a variety of the domestic rabbit
   having long, soft fur.

{Rabbit burrow}, a hole in the earth made by rabbits for
   shelter and habitation.

{Rabbit fish}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The northern chim[ae]ra ({Chim[ae]ra monstrosa}).
(b) Any one of several species of plectognath fishes, as the
    bur fish, and puffer. The term is also locally applied to
    other fishes.

{Rabbits' ears}. (Bot.) See {Cyclamen}.

{Rabbit warren}, a piece of ground appropriated to the
   breeding and preservation of rabbits. --Wright.

{Rock rabbit}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Daman}, and {Klipdas}.

{Welsh rabbit}, a dish of which the chief constituents are
   toasted bread and toasted cheese, prepared in various
   ways. The name is said to be a corruption of {Welsh rare
   bit}, but perhaps it is merely a humorous designation.