lapin

[lap-in; French la-pan]
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noun, plural lap·ins [lap-inz; French la-pan] /ˈlæp ɪnz; French laˈpɛ̃/.
  1. a rabbit.
  2. rabbit fur, especially when trimmed and dyed.

Origin of lapin

1900–05; < French, Middle French, perhaps, by suffix alteration, from laperean rabbit < Ibero-Romance; cf. cony
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