lapin

lapin

[lap-in; French la-pan]
noun, plural lapins [lap-inz; French la-pan] .
1.
a rabbit.
2.
rabbit fur, especially when trimmed and dyed.

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

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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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