Rabbit vs. Cow

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Rabbit and Cow is that the Rabbit is a common name, of a mammal and Cow is a domesticated form of Aurochs.

  • Rabbit

    Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha (along with the hare and the pika). Oryctolagus cuniculus includes the European rabbit species and its descendants, the over 200 breeds of domestic rabbit. Sylvilagus includes thirteen wild rabbit species, among them the seven types of cottontail. The rabbit is familiar as a wild prey animal and as a domesticated form of livestock and pet throughout much of the world. With its far-reaching effect on ecologies and on cultures, the rabbit (or bunny) has made its way into our daily life—as food, clothing, and companion—and our art, as symbol and muse.

  • Cow

    Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus.

    Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef and veal), as dairy animals for milk and other dairy products, and as draft animals (oxen or bullocks that pull carts, plows and other implements). Other products include leather and dung for manure or fuel. In some regions, such as parts of India, cattle have significant religious meaning.

    Around 10,500 years ago, cattle were domesticated from as few as 80 progenitors in southeast Turkey. According to an estimate from 2011, there are 1.4 billion cattle in the world. In 2009, cattle became one of the first livestock animals to have a fully mapped genome. Some consider cattle the oldest form of wealth, and cattle raiding consequently one of the earliest forms of theft.

  • Rabbit (noun)

    A mammal of the family Leporidae, with long ears, long hind legs and a short, fluffy tail.

    “The pioneers survived by eating the small game they could get: rabbits, squirrels and occasionally a raccoon.”

  • Rabbit (noun)

    The fur of a rabbit typically used to imitate another animal’s fur.

  • Rabbit (noun)

    A runner in a distance race whose goal is mainly to set the pace, either to tire a specific rival so that a teammate can win or to help another break a record; a pacesetter.

  • Rabbit (noun)

    A very poor batsman; selected as a bowler or wicket-keeper.

  • Rabbit (noun)

    A large element at the beginning of a list of items to be bubble sorted, and thus tending to be quickly swapped into its correct position. Compare turtle.

  • Rabbit (verb)

    To hunt rabbits.

  • Rabbit (verb)

    To flee.

    “”The informant seemed skittish, as if he was about to rabbit.”

  • Rabbit (verb)

    To talk incessantly and in a childish manner; to babble annoyingly.

    “Stop your infernal rabbiting! Use proper words or nobody will listen to you!”

    “Commonly used in the form “to rabbit on””

  • Cow (noun)

    An adult female of the species Bos taurus that has calved.

  • Cow (noun)

    Any member of the species Bos taurus regardless of calves.

  • Cow (noun)

    Beef: the meat of cattle as food.

  • Cow (noun)

    Any bovines or bovids generally, including yaks, buffalo, etc.

  • Cow (noun)

    A female member of other large species of mammal, including the bovines, moose, whales, seals, hippos, rhinos, manatees, and elephants.

  • Cow (noun)

    A woman considered unpleasant in some way, particularly one considered nasty, stupid, fat, lazy, or difficult.

  • Cow (noun)

    A chock: a wedge or brake used to stop a machine or car.

  • Cow (verb)

    To intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of.

    “Con artists are not cowed by the law.”


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