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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.
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?
tificat cor hominis; and again, Rex delectabitur pulchritudine tua.
Cecidit illic ergo Boegsceg Rex, et Sidroc ille senex comes, et Sidroc Junior comes, et Obsbern comes," etc.
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.
On 6th February, 2018, TDAP organized a Seminar on REX system in Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry, which was attended by the representatives of all regional chambers, trade associations, exporters and potential producers.
This was observed by Kamal Shahryar, Adviser, Strategic Planning and Research, TDAP while speaking at a seminar on REX system organized by TDAP in collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Chamber House.
He said that TDAP will stop issuing Certificate of Origin/Form-A for exports to the EU countries, Switzerland and Norway from 1st January 2018 and only REX registered exporters will be authorized to issue 'Statement of Origin' for their export consignments destined for EU, Switzerland and Norway.
The restructuring, which has been approved by shareholders, results in the Company holding a 36% shareholding in an Australian company that owns all the technology and assets that support the REX robotic mobility aid and can access funding to promote technological innovation in Australia.
This was an increase over net income attributable to REX shareholders of USD5.
Moraless dragged Rex up by his bloodied shirt: "You've got to stop getting yourself into these situations, Cutter.