Definition for RAB'BIT

RAB'BIT, n. [said to be from the Belgic robbe, robbeken.]

A rodent mammal, and a small quadruped, the Lepus cuniculus, which feeds on grass or other herbage, and burrows in the earth. The rabbit is said to be less sagacious than the hare. It is a very prolific animal, and is kept in warrens for the sake of its flesh. It is sometimes called cony.

Return to page 1 of the letter “R”.