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Rabbit burrow

Rabbit \Rab"bit\ (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) is similar but smaller. See Cottontail, and Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack. The larger species of Lepus are commonly called hares. See Hare. Angora rabbit (Zo["o]l.), a variety of the domestic rabbit having long, soft fur. Rabbit burrow, a hole in the earth made by rabbits for shelter and habitation. Rabbit fish. (Zo["o]l.)

  1. The northern chim[ae]ra ( Chim[ae]ra monstrosa).

  2. Any one of several species of plectognath fishes, as the bur fish, and puffer. The term is also locally applied to other fishes. Rabbits' ears. (Bot.) See Cyclamen. Rabbit warren, a piece of ground appropriated to the breeding and preservation of rabbits. --Wright. Rock rabbit.

    1. (Zo["o]l.) See Daman, and Klipdas.

    2. the pika.

      Welsh rabbit, 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, but it is probably merely a humorous designation; -- also called Welsh rarebit.

rabbit burrow

n. a hole in the ground as a nest made by wild rabbits [syn: rabbit hole]

Usage examples of "rabbit burrow".

She screamed, turned to run, and caught her foot in a rabbit burrow.

Fors thought of snakes just as Arskane sprawled on his face, one foot in a hidden rabbit burrow.

There was a glow near the hull opening, then a pair of divers came into the ship like ferrets entering a rabbit burrow, their twin flashlight beams stabbing the murkiness, probing this way and that.

There were many boulders and the dog was probably scratching at a rabbit burrow.

He had collected nearly a dozen -- needles still green, limbs still supple enough to bend -- when he came upon a rabbit burrow.

Ramage was reminded of quiet days at home in Cornwall, watching a dog digging at a rabbit burrow.