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rex

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noun \ˈreks\

Definition of rex

plural

rexes

or

rex

  1. :  an animal (as a domestic rabbit or cat) showing a genetic recessive variation in which the guard hairs are very short, sparse, or entirely lacking — compare cornish rex, devon rex



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Origin and Etymology of rex

modification of French castorrex, castorex, a variety of rabbit, perhaps from Latin castor beaver + rex king — more at castor, royal


First Known Use: 1920

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