Angora rabbit
Rabbit Rab"bit (r[a^]b"b[i^]t), n. [OE. rabet, akin to OD. robbe, robbeken.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common American rabbit ({Lepus sylvatica}) is similar but smaller. See {Cottontail}, and {Jack rabbit}, under 2d {Jack}. The larger species of Lepus are commonly called hares. See {Hare}. [1913 Webster]

{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}. (a) (Zo["o]l.) See {Daman}, and {Klipdas}. (b) the {pika}.

{Welsh rabbit}, a dish of which the chief constituents are melted cheese over toasted bread, flavored in various ways, as with ale, beer, milk, or spices. The name is popularly said to be a corruption of {Welsh rare bit}, but it is probably merely a humorous designation; -- also called {Welsh rarebit}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Angora rabbit — The Angora rabbit is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft hair. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara, Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. The rabbits were popular pets with …   Wikipedia

  • Angora rabbit — noun domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hair • Syn: ↑Angora • Hypernyms: ↑rabbit, ↑coney, ↑cony * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized A : a long haired rabbit usually white with red eyes of a domestic breed raised for fine wool …   Useful english dictionary

  • Angora rabbit — /æŋˌgɔrə ˈræbət/ (say ang.gawruh rabuht) noun any of various long haired breeds of domestic rabbit the hair of which is used to make Angora yarn or fabric. Also, Angora. {? translation of French lapin angora rabbit of Angora2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Angora rabbit — one of a breed of rabbits raised chiefly in Europe for its long, silky hair. Also called Angora. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • angora rabbit — breed of long haired rabbit raised for fine wool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Angora rabbit — noun Date: 1849 any of several breeds of long haired rabbits raised for their abundant fine wool; especially any of a breed having usually white wool and red eyes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Angora wool — or Angora fiber refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora rabbit. While their names are similar, Angora fiber is distinct from mohair, which comes from the Angora goat. Angora is known for its softness, low micron count (i.e. thin fibers),… …   Wikipedia

  • Angora — may refer to:* Angora, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ** Angora (SEPTA station), a commuter rail station * Angora Township, Minnesota * Angora, Nebraska * Angora (band), a musical group * Angora wool, from the Angora rabbit * Angora rabbit, a breed… …   Wikipedia

  • Rabbit hair — (also called rabbit fur, cony, comb, coney or lapin) is the fur of the common or Angora rabbit. It is most commonly used in the making of fur hats and coats, and is considered quite valuable.The hair of a rabbit can be divided into three types: * …   Wikipedia

  • Angora — [aŋ gôr′ə, angôr′ə] n. [after Angora, former name of ANKARA] 1. a kind of cat with long, silky fur: in full Angora cat 2. a) a kind of goat raised for its long, silky hair: in full Angora goat b) this hair (Angora wool) or the cloth made …   English World dictionary

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