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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 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

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

Rhymes with rex

dex, ex, flex, hex, lex, sex, specs, vex, x


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