genus Oryctolagus


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Noun1.genus Oryctolagus - Old World rabbitsgenus Oryctolagus - Old World rabbits      
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Leporidae, Leporidae - hares and rabbits
European rabbit, Old World rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus - common greyish-brown burrowing animal native to southern Europe and northern Africa but introduced elsewhere; widely domesticated and developed in various colors and for various needs; young are born naked and helpless
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In Germany, rabbits (family Leporidae, genus Oryctolagus) are common in the wild but are also popular pets, potentially explaining human exposure to raHEV.
The Romans, ever looking for ways to feed their legions, began sending rabbits back to Italy at about this time, fattening them up in warrens known as leporaria (rabbits belong to the family Leporidae, the genus Oryctolagus cuniculus).