Definitions of rabbit
  1. noun
    any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
    synonyms: coney, cony
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    rabbit ears
    the long ears of a rabbit
    castrated male rabbit
    bunny, bunny rabbit
    (usually informal) especially a young rabbit
    European rabbit, Old World rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus
    common greyish-brown burrowing animal native to southern Europe and northern Africa but introduced elsewhere; widely domesticated and developed in various colors and for various needs; young are born naked and helpless
    cottontail, cottontail rabbit, wood rabbit
    common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
    Belgian hare, leporide
    red breed of domestic rabbits; hybrid between Old World rabbit and hare
    Angora, Angora rabbit
    domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hair
    Sylvilagus floridanus, eastern cottontail
    widely distributed in United States except northwest and far west regions
    Sylvilagus aquaticus, canecutter, swamp hare, swamp rabbit
    a wood rabbit of southeastern United States swamps and lowlands
    Sylvilagus palustris, marsh hare, swamp rabbit
    a wood rabbit of marshy coastal areas from North Carolina to Florida
    type of:
    leporid, leporid mammal
    rabbits and hares
  2. noun
    flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
    synonyms: hare
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    the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
  3. noun
    the fur of a rabbit
    synonyms: lapin
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    fur, pelt
    the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
  4. verb
    hunt rabbits
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    hunt, hunt down, run, track down
    pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
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