Definition of 'rabbit'

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Example sentences containing 'rabbit'

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He explained they were commonly used for hunting squirrels, rabbits and other small animals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But perhaps you just feel sorry for the poor rabbit. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He learned to hunt rabbits with the help of a ferret. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But why not bring back rabbit fur? The Sun (2014)He claimed he bought the rabbit meat at a store. The Sun (2015)They snared rabbits for food and skins with which to sew caps and cloaks. Max Hastings Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)We must catch the rabbit if we want to eat. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One owner in three thinks rabbits live for no more than five years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He made rabbit liver and kidney on toast followed by a rabbit stew. The Sun (2011) Animals from rabbits to cattle eat them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This year my garden has become overrun with wild rabbits from the field next door. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There may yet be scope for a small rabbit from the hat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Young squirrel is better than rabbit or chicken. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is still legal to use dogs to catch rats and rabbits. The Sun (2015)He also liked to hunt rabbits with a ferret, which was against the law. Randolph, Theron G. & Moss, Ralph W. (contributor) An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)When the rice turns translucent, pull the meat off the rabbit and add to the risotto. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet not so long ago, kale was considered below rabbit food. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I have felt like one of those poor rabbits when the snake is writhing towards it. Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)I like to use a hat that combines rabbit fur with fabric. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

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Translations for 'rabbit'

British English: rabbit /ˈræbɪt/ NOUN
A rabbit is a small furry animal with long ears which is often kept as a pet.
  • American English: rabbit
  • Arabic: أَرْنَب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: coelho
  • Chinese: 兔子
  • Croatian: kunić
  • Czech: králík
  • Danish: kanin
  • Dutch: konijn
  • European Spanish: conejo
  • Finnish: kaniini
  • French: lapin
  • German: Kaninchen
  • Greek: κουνέλι
  • Italian: coniglio
  • Japanese: ウサギ
  • Korean: 토끼
  • Norwegian: kanin
  • Polish: królik
  • European Portuguese: coelho
  • Romanian: iepure
  • Russian: кролик
  • Latin American Spanish: conejo
  • Swedish: kanin
  • Thai: กระต่าย
  • Turkish: tavşan
  • Ukrainian: кролик
  • Vietnamese: con thỏ


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