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

  • adj. Having bent or drooping ears: a lop-eared hound.

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  • adj. Having ears that sag or bend.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having ears which lop or hang downward; having pendulous ears. Also lap-eared.

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

  • adj. having bent or drooping ears


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  • Unlike the large, lop-eared variety, Puff was manageable; his scratches didn't leavebloody gouges, and he seemed to genuinely like us.


  • I'd been told by the feed store owner who sold us the lop-eared that two males would not get along.


  • Oscar was a lop-eared rabbit from the feed store, last year's Easter present for the girls, especially Lily, who'd became smitten with rabbits in kindergarten.


  • The folded pieces of her heart came tumbling down the sloping back of a lop-eared rabbit by the name of Harold, who by chance was a follower of the lord.

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  • Bethany Clarke/Getty Images Shown, a judge looked at an English lop-eared rabbit.

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  • The lop-eared speed demon, who also won the competition last year, elicited gasps from the audience as she jumped hurdles close to 28 inches high.

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  • Bethany Clarke/Getty Images English lop-eared rabbits lay on the judging table.

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  • The house is crawling with animals, too: one Golden Retriever, one cat, two hamsters and a lop-eared rabbit who is litter trained and chases both the dog and the cat.

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  • Araya Lawrence lost her cherished lop-eared rabbit, Scamper, to a predator in her yard and missed him very much.

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  • I was thinking it would be nice to have an adult rabbit, when Regina Heynneman, who attended a course at our home in October, mentioned that a friend of hers knew someone nearby who had an eight-month-old, spayed, female lop-eared rabbit who needed to find a new home.

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