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rapini

noun ra·pi·ni \ra-ˈpē-nē\

Definition of rapini



Variants of rapini

also rappini play \ra-ˈpē-nē\

Origin of rapini

Italian rapini, plural of rapino, diminutive of rapo turnip, from Latin rapum — more at rape


First Known Use: 1942


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