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1. coney, cony, rabbit

any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food

2. lapin, rabbit

the fur of a rabbit

3. hare, rabbit

flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food


4. rabbit

hunt rabbits

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see synonyms of rabbit
noun plural -bits or -bit
any of various common gregarious burrowing leporid mammals, esp Oryctolagus cuniculus of Europe and North Africa and the cottontail of America. They are closely related and similar to hares but are smaller and have shorter ears
the fur of such an animal
3. British informal
a novice or poor performer at a game or sport
4. (intransitive)
to hunt or shoot rabbits
5. (intr; often foll by on or away) British informal
to talk inconsequentially; chatter

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nounWord forms: plural ˈrabbits or ˈrabbit
any of various swift, burrowing mammals (order Lagomorpha), smaller than most hares and characterized by soft fur, long ears, a stubby tail, and the bearing of naked young
see also hare
the fur of a rabbit
3.  Loosely
any hare
Welsh rabbit
5.  Athletics
a runner who, early in the race, sets a fast pace, as to spur on teammates or exhaust a strong competitor
verb intransitive
to hunt rabbits
7.  British, Informal
to talk continuously about unimportant matters; ramble
often with on
8.  Informal
to depart quickly; escape; flee

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see synonyms of rabbit
n. pl. rab·bitsor rabbit
1. Any of various long-eared, short-tailed, burrowing mammals of the family Leporidae, such as the commonly domesticated species Oryctolagus cuniculus, native to Europe and widely introduced elsewhere, or the cottontail of the Americas.
2. A hare.
3. The flesh of a rabbit, used as food.
4. The fur of a rabbit or hare.
5. Sports
a. A competitor who is designated to set a fast pace for a teammate during a long-distance race.
b. A racehorse that is run at a fast pace early in a race in order to tire the favorite so that another horse can take the lead.
c. A mechanical decoy that is propelled around the track in a greyhound race to incite the dogs.
intr.v. rab·bit·ed, rab·bit·ing, rab·bits
To hunt rabbits or hares.

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