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rab·bit  (rbt)
n. pl. rab·bits or rabbit
1. Any of various long-eared, short-tailed, burrowing mammals of the family Leporidae, as the commonly domesticated Old World species Oryctolagus cuniculus or the cottontail.
2. A hare.
3. The fur of a rabbit or hare.
4. Sports A runner who intentionally sets a fast pace for a teammate during a long-distance race.
intr.v. rab·bit·ed, rab·bit·ing, rab·bits
To hunt rabbits or hares.

[Middle English rabet, young rabbit, probably from Old French, from Middle Dutch robbe, rabbit.]

rabbit·er n.


rabbit  /rbt/  n. a small animal with long ears, a small fuzzy tail, and soft white, gray, or brown fur: Rabbits are good jumpers and can run very quickly. rabbit

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