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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Rabbit \Rab"bit\ (r[a^]b"b[i^]t), n. [OE. rabet, akin to OD.
     robbe, robbeken.] (Zool.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
     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}.
           [1913 Webster]
     {Angora rabbit} (Zool.), 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}. (Zool.)
     (a) The northern chimaera ({Chimaera monstrosa}).
     (b) 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}.
     (a) (Zool.) See {Daman}, and {Klipdas}.
     (b) 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}.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  rabbit \rabbit\ v. i.
     To hunt rabbits.
     [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae
            having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and
            raised for pets or food [syn: {coney}, {cony}]
       2: the fur of a rabbit [syn: {lapin}]
       3: flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or
          domesticated) eaten as food [syn: {hare}]
       v : hunt rabbits

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "rabbit":
     Belgian hare, Chiroptera, Hydra, Lagomorpha, Primates, Rodentia,
     buck, bunny, cottontail, doe, hare, hotbed, jackrabbit, lapin,
     leporide, leveret, milk cow, mustard, rich soil, seed plot,

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