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Pronunciation: /ˈræbət; ˈræbɪt/

Translation of rabbit in Spanish:


  • 1.1 countable/numerable [Zoology/Zoología] conejo, (masculine, feminine) to breed like rabbits multiplicarse* como (los) conejos rabbit's foot pata (feminine) de conejo (before noun/delante del nombre) [fur/skin] de conejo rabbit burrow o hole madriguera (feminine) de conejo
    Example sentences
    • Typical usage is a simple trim on a hood or wrap scarf and the fur might just as easily be rabbit as mink.
    • There were platform shoes, rabbit coats, sausage curls and blue eye shadow - and the women weren't a pretty sight either.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (meat) conejo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • From every kitchen in the village arose the most delicious aromas: apple pies, rabbit and chicken pies, fairy cakes, pancakes.
    • Wild rabbit has a much darker flesh than farmed rabbit, but both are extremely versatile and, because of the price, you can afford to experiment.
    • My recipe for today is an old Australian country recipe for rabbit pie.
    1.3 countable/numerable (in dog racing) (American English/inglés norteamericano) liebre (feminine) mecánica
    Example sentences
    • The chances of survival for South Africa's most endangered mammal, the riverine rabbit, looks even more desperate than has commonly been feared.
    • Appearances were put in by eastern chipmunks, gray squirrels, a rabbit and our new resident woodchuck.
    • Two new extinct species are named (a rabbit and squirrel) and two of the mustelids may represent extinct new species as well.

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