lapin

[ lap-in; French la-pan ]
/ ˈlæp ɪn; French laˈpɛ̃ /

noun, plural lap·ins [lap-inz; French la-pan] /ˈlæp ɪnz; French laˈpɛ̃/.

a rabbit.
rabbit fur, especially when trimmed and dyed.

Nearby words

  1. lapidation,
  2. lapides,
  3. lapidicolous,
  4. lapidify,
  5. lapillus,
  6. lapinization,
  7. lapis,
  8. lapis lazuli,
  9. lapith,
  10. laplace

Origin of lapin

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

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