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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.
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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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(rɛks; Eng. rɛks)

n., pl. re•ges (ˈrɛ gɛs; Eng. ˈri dʒiz)
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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
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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?" This Rex certainly must be a relation of the great author Finis, who wrote all books!
For what saith the text, Vinum l 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."
The Rex Board considers that this investment into highly prospective gold mining tenements/claims in a mining friendly jurisdiction is an attractive, strategic fit with our flagship asset, the Hillside Copper-Gold Project in South Australia.
Teach Rex will be returning to the venue later this month, before children in the region head back to school.
At this depth, the well is targeting the Cretaceous Rex sands with drilling time estimated to take two weeks.
At the height of his fame and popularity, Rex clashes with US President Donald Trump (Jon Culshaw) during a state visit with wife Melania (Stephenson again) and their dog Mitzi (Sarah Hadland).