rex

noun \ ˈreks \
Updated on: 20 Feb 2018

Definition of rex

plural rexes or rex
: an animal (such 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

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rex

Latin noun \ ˈreks \

Definition of rex

: king

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