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Definition: Lepus cuniculus
(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.
Note: The common American rabbit (Lepus sylvatica
similar but smaller. See Cottontail
, and Jack rabbit
, under 2d Jack
. The larger species of Lepus
are commonly called hares. See Hare
(Zo["o]l.), a variety of the domestic rabbit
having long, soft fur.
, a hole in the earth made by rabbits for
shelter and habitation.
(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
. (Bot.) See Cyclamen
, a piece of ground appropriated to the
breeding and preservation of rabbits. --Wright.
(a) (Zo["o]l.) See Daman
, and Klipdas
(b) the pika
, 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
it is probably merely a humorous designation; -- also
called Welsh rarebit
(? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF.
connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob.
an Hispanic word.] [Written also coney
(a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit (Lepus cuniculus
(b) The chief hare.
Note: The cony of Scripture is thought to be Hyrax Syriacus
, called also daman
, and cherogril
2. A simpleton. [Obs.]
It is a most simple animal; whence are derived our
usual phrases of cony and cony catcher. --Diet's Dry
(a) An important edible West Indian fish (Epinephelus apua
); the hind of Bermuda.
(b) A local name of the burbot. [Eng.]