from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Rabbit fur, especially when dyed to imitate a more expensive fur.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. rabbit fur
  • n. a castrated male rabbit

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

  • n. castrated male rabbit
  • n. the fur of a rabbit


French, from alteration of Old French lapriel (probably influenced by connin, rabbit).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French laperean ("rabbit"). (Wiktionary)



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  • A castrated rabbit.

    January 3, 2007