Definitions for: Rabbit

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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