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A mammal, such as a rabbit or cat, having a genetic mutation that causes the guard hairs to be short or lacking, often resulting in a curly coat.

[From French (lapin) rex, rex (rabbit), name given to a breed of rabbit developed in France between 1919 and 1924 that displayed the mutation, from Latin rēx, king; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

rex adj.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) king: part of the official title of a king, now used chiefly in documents, legal proceedings, inscriptions on coins, etc. Compare Regina1


(rɛks; Eng. rɛks)

n., pl. re•ges (ˈrɛ gɛs; Eng. ˈri dʒiz)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rex - a male sovereignRex - a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
King of England, King of Great Britain - the sovereign ruler of England
King of France - the sovereign ruler of France
King of the Germans - the sovereign ruler of the Germans
crowned head, monarch, sovereign - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
References in classic literature ?
De balena vero sufficit, si rex habeat caput, et regina caudam.
tificat cor hominis; and again, Rex delectabitur pulchritudine tua.
Mithridates rex Ponticus," said the young scamp, as he tore some beautiful portraits out of a splendid album, "the individual who took cream in his cup of poison every morning at breakfast.
Abbas beati Martini, SCILICET REX FRANCIAE, est canonicus de consuetudine et habet parvam proebendam quam habet sanctus Venantius, et debet sedere in sede thesaurarii
Amongst many other questions, he asked me, "Now that George Rex is dead, how many more of the family of Rexes are yet alive?
Cecidit illic ergo Boegsceg Rex, et Sidroc ille senex comes, et Sidroc Junior comes, et Obsbern comes," etc.
Energy industry panel discussion and REX management will meet with institutional investors at the conference which is being held at The Sofitel Hotel in New York, New York.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- Global IP Solutions (GIPS), the leading provider of VoIP multimedia solutions, today announced the general availability of REX, its award-winning VoIP softphone solution suite, providing enterprise users, service providers and developers with advanced PBX, instant messaging, presence and voicemail capabilities.
rex couldn't run, but "Dinosaur tracks show walking and running" (SN: 2/23/02, p.
Olson found Rex again on a 45-yard scoring play and then hit Dave Anderson on a 54-yard bomb.
My team is very excited about the new partnership," said Rex Downing, founder of Rex Downing & Associates and an agent with 30 years of experience in San Diego.