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lapin

[lap-in; French la-pan] /ˈlæp ɪn; French laˈpɛ̃/
noun, plural lapins
[lap-inz; French la-pan] /ˈlæp ɪnz; French laˈpɛ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
a rabbit.
2.
rabbit fur, especially when trimmed and dyed.
Origin
Ibero-Romance
1900-1905
1900-05; < French, Middle French, perhaps, by suffix alteration, from laperean rabbit < Ibero-Romance; cf. cony
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Encyclopedia Article for lapin

animal fibre obtained from the Angora rabbit and the various species of the common rabbit. Rabbits have coats consisting of both long, protective guard hairs and a fine insulating undercoat.

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