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(Science: zoology) Any of the smaller species of the genus Lepus, especially the common European species (Lepus cuniculus), which is often kept as a pet, and has been introduced into many countries. It is remarkably prolific, and has become a pest in some parts of australia and new Zealand.

The common American rabbit (L. Sylvalica) is similar but smaller. See Cottontail, and jack rabbit, under 2d Jack. The larger species of Lepus are commonly called hares. See Hare.

(Science: zoology) angora rabbit The northern chimaera (Chimaera monstrosa). Any one of several species of plectognath fishes, as the bur fish, and puffer. The term is also locally applied to other fishes. Rabbits' ears.

(Science: botany) See daman, and Klipdas. Welsh rabbit, a dish of which the chief constituents are toasted bread and toasted cheese, prepared in various ways. The name is said to be a corruption of Welsh rare bit, but perhaps it is merely a humorous designation.

Origin: OE. Abet, akin to OD. Robbe, robbeken.


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Rabbit colors

There are four rabbits. One is black and one is white and two are brown. One black and one brown are males, the other two are females. Now great things happen: a. One black rabbit and one brown rabbit produce black and brown offsprings ...

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by kau
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:37 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Rabbit colors
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Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian!

... that evolution does not need the fossil record to prove anything, this is mainly a curiosity. So I do not really understand the "Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian!" argument. I understand it at a base level: Mammals cannot exist before the first mammal. Or basically animals cannot ...

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by Steiner
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian!
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Views: 1716

Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... keep them alive when you have no pests left. In the near future I will be starting a compost container with Earthworms, then I will eventually get rabbits, collect their droppings (mixed with ash and banana peels) and start a fungi, bacteria, nematode compost bin. I will start a 2 part composting ...

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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Views: 3110

Evolution or De-evolution?

... not need to hunt the prey to survive. So, your guess is as good as mine how many of them will survive if they have to compete with wolves for the rabbits...

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by Cat
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
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Re: Evolutionary mechanisms

... selection tends to reduce variation does it also hold true at the ecological level in fauna flora interactions? Using cat's example of slow rabbits getting eaten and reducing variation of this species, will this help increase variation of certain plants since there will no longer be certain ...

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by thoffnagle
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary mechanisms
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