Rabbit vs. Leporine

By Jaxson

  • 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.

  • 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””

  • Leporine (adjective)

    Of, relating to, or resembling a hare or rabbit.

    “His leporine ears perked up at the mention of dessert.”

  • Leporine (adjective)

    of or resembling a hare or hares

    “that leporine, glazed gaze”

Oxford Dictionary

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