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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.]
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(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
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rex(rɛks; Eng. rɛks)
n., pl. re•ges (ˈrɛ gɛs; Eng. ˈri dʒiz)
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|Noun||1.||Rex - 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 France - the sovereign ruler of France
King of the Germans - the sovereign ruler of the Germans
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