Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rabbit of folklore depicted as delivering baskets of colored eggs to children at Easter.

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  • proper noun A symbolic rabbit sometimes depicted delivering Easter eggs to children.

Etymologies

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From Easter and bunny.

Examples

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  • Before we had the Easter Bunny, it was called the Easter Hare.

    according to wikipedia, the Germans called it the Osterhase (Easter Hare)

    This 1789 song book depicts a picture of a Osterhase with a basket of eggs.

    http://books.google.ca/books?id=Ae9CAAAAcAAJ

    April 7, 2013