rabbit
I. noun (plural rabbit or rabbits) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English rabet, probably from Middle French dialect (Walloon) robett, from obsolete or dialect Dutch robbe, robbeken; probably akin to Middle Low German robbe seal, East Frisian rubben to scratch, rub — more at rub Date: 14th century 1. any of a family (Leporidae) of long-eared short-tailed lagomorph mammals with long hind legs: a. any of various lagomorphs that are born furless, blind, and helpless, that are sometimes gregarious, and that include especially the cottontails of the New World and a small Old World mammal (Oryctolagus cuniculus) that is the source of various domestic breeds b. hare 2. the pelt of a rabbit 3. Welsh rabbit 4. a. a figure of a rabbit sped mechanically along the edge of a dog track as an object of pursuit b. a runner in a long-distance race who sets a fast pace for the field in the first part of the race • rabbity adjective II. intransitive verb Date: 1846 to hunt rabbits • rabbiter noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(Lepus cuniculus)


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