rabbit warren
noun Date: 1766 1. warren 2a 2. warren 3b

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  • Rabbit warren — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rabbit warren — rabbit .warren n 1.) an area under the ground where a lot of wild rabbits live = ↑warren →↑burrow 2.) a building with a lot of narrow passages, or a place with a lot of narrow streets, where you can easily get lost = ↑warren …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rabbit warren — rabbit ,warren noun count 1. ) an area under the ground where RABBITS live. It consists of holes and tunnels. 2. ) INFORMAL a part of a building or town where it is easy to get lost because there are a lot of narrow passages or streets …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rabbit warren — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rabbit warren : singular rabbit warren plural rabbit warrens 1) an area under the ground where rabbits live. It consists of holes and tunnels. 2) informal a part of a building or town where it is easy to get… …   English dictionary

  • rabbit warren — warren. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • rabbit warren — a network of interconnecting rabbit burrows. → warren …   English new terms dictionary

  • rabbit warren — noun 1. an overcrowded residential area (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑warren • Hypernyms: ↑residential district, ↑residential area, ↑community 2. a series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits …   Useful english dictionary

  • rabbit warren — /ˈræbət wɒrən/ (say rabuht woruhn) noun → warren …   Australian English dictionary

  • rabbit warren — noun a) An underground system of interconnected tunnels occupied by rabbits. b) A confusing environment …   Wiktionary

  • rabbit warren — noun (C) 1 an area under the ground where wild rabbits live in their holes 2 a building or place with a lot of narrow passages or streets where you can easily get lost …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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