Definitions

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  • n. A burrow or low underground passage
  • n. A burrow in the skin made by a mite

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In archœol., a small underground passage; specifically, one of the underground drains which formed a close network throughout the Roman Campagna and certain other districts of Italy.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of lemmings, of the family Muridœ and subfamily Arvicolinœ: so called because the animals some what resemble small rabbits.
  • n. In medicine, a burrow of an itch-insectin the skin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pacas

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Examples

  • Oryctolagus cuniculus, European rabbit, Victoria, B.C. by Ken Lord — This species of rabbit was introduced to the area around Victoria British Columbia several decades ago, probably through the release of unwanted pets.

    Photography Contest: Finalists, Invasive - The Panda's Thumb

  • Oryctolagus cuniculus, European rabbit, Victoria, B.C. by Ken Lord — This species of rabbit was introduced to the area around Victoria British Columbia several decades ago, probably through the release of unwanted pets.

    Photography Contest: Finalists, Invasive - The Panda's Thumb

  • In 1978 the over wintering population of European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) was estimated at 150,000, but in December 1978 control measures were begun using myxomatosis, with an initial overall reduction of more than 50% and in some areas a reduction of over 90%.

    MacQuarie Island, Australia

  • These include rat Rattus rattus, stoat Mustela erminea and cat Felis catus as predators, and herbivores such as rabbit Oryctalagus cuniculus, hare Lepus sp., brush-tailed possum Trichosurus vulpecula, and red deer Cervus elaphus.

    Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

  • Introduced red fox Vulpes vulpes, cat Felis catus, house mouse Mus musculus and European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus, in addition to feral dogs and camels, compete with indigenous species.

    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

  • The native vertebrate fauna of 29 species is not extensive: 5 bats, and 3 reptiles plus 5 introduced species: mouflon Ovis gmelini musimon, introduced for the hunt in 1970, Algerian hedgehog Atelerix algiris, rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus, house mouse and black rat.

    Teide National Park, Spain

  • The main sources of widespread disturbances come from feral animals, especially rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) which adversely affect native vegetation.

    Great Victoria desert

  • Some exotic animals have been introduced purposely for hunting or for fur or meat such as European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and North American beaver (Castor canadensis) have already invaded large areas in the southern portion of this ecoregion.

    Magellanic subpolar forests

  • Other exotic animals that have been introduced for hunting or for fur or meat such as European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), European hare (Lepus europaeus) and Californian quail (Callipepla californica) have already invaded wide areas of the southern portion of this ecoregion, and can also alter ecosystems of the area.

    Southern Andean steppe

  • Fragmentation poses a serious threat to native fauna, and introduced mammals such as cats (Felis catus), foxes (Vulpes vulpes), and rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are adversely affecting native biota.

    Eyre and York mallee

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