HELP
 

All Words Glossary

Glossary of Mammals Terms
beginning with letter R
Browse the Mammals Glossary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

rabbit Tweet Definition of rabbit Like Definition of rabbit on Facebook
noun
  1. Several small mammals of the family Leporidae (rabbits and hares), with long ears, long hind legs and a short, fluffy tail. Confusingly, jackrabbit is a hare.
The pioneers survived by eating the small game they could get; rabbits, squirrels and occasionally a raccoon.
  1. The fur of a rabbit typically used to imitate another animal's fur.
  2. A runner in a distance race whose goal is mainly to set the pace, either to tire a specific rival so that a teammate can win or to help another break a record; a pacesetter.
  3. (cricket) A very poor batsman; selected as a bowler or wicket-keeper.
verb (rabbits, rabbitting, rabbitted)
  1. (intransitive) To hunt rabbits.
raccoon Tweet Definition of raccoon Like Definition of raccoon on Facebook
noun
  1. Any member of the genus Procyon.
  2. Nocturnal omnivore originally living in Northern America, typically with a mixture of gray, brown, and black fur, a mask-like marking around the eyes and a striped tail.
rat Tweet Definition of rat Like Definition of rat on Facebook
noun
  1. In scientific usage, any of about 56 different species of small, omnivorous rodent, rodents belonging to the genus Rattus.
  2. (colloquial) A term indiscriminately applied to numerous members of several rodent families (e.g. voles and mice) having bodies longer than about 12 cm, or 5 inches.
  3. A person who is known for betrayal; a traitor.
What a , leaving us stranded here!
    • 1883, w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : He"s more a man than any pair of rats of you in this here house...
      1. A promiscuous person - often a young female - who attends sporting and other entertainment events, primarily to seek sexual liaisons with athletes, entertainers and/or others traveling with them.
verb (rat, t, ed)
  1. (context, usually with "on" or "out") to betray someone and tell their secret to an authority or an enemy; to turn someone in.
He ratted on his coworker.
He is going to us out!
  1. (context, of a dog, etc.) To kill rats.
razorback Tweet Definition of razorback Like Definition of razorback on Facebook
noun (Plural:razorbacks)
  1. A term used in the southeastern US for a thin feral pig. The term is borderline slang but is used as the nickname for the University of Arkansas athletic teams.
red deer Tweet Definition of red deer Like Definition of red deer on Facebook
noun
  1. browsing mammal, animal with antlers, Cervus elaphus
red fox Tweet Definition of red fox Like Definition of red fox on Facebook
noun
  1. a species of fox, Vulpes vulpes common to North America and Western Europe; small, with reddish fur, but larger than the arctic fox
  2. a weedy flowering plant, Celosia argentea, having silver-white flowers
reindeer Tweet Definition of reindeer Like Definition of reindeer on Facebook
noun (reindeer)
  1. (zoology) An Arctic and Subarctic-dwelling deer, a number of subspecies exist. The North American subspecies are known as caribou.
rhesus Tweet Definition of rhesus Like Definition of rhesus on Facebook
noun
  1. A macaque monkey native of southern and southeastern Asia; Macaca mulatta.
rhino Tweet Definition of rhino Like Definition of rhino on Facebook
noun
  1. Short form and abbreviation of rhinoceros.
rhinoceros Tweet Definition of rhinoceros Like Definition of rhinoceros on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several large herbivorous pachyderms native to Africa and Asia of the family Rhinocerotidae, with thick, gray skin and one or two horns on their snouts.
right whale Tweet Definition of right whale Like Definition of right whale on Facebook
noun
  1. The baleen whales belonging to the family Balaenidae, in the genera Eubalaena (three species) and Balaena (one species, the bowhead whale, also called the Greenland right whale).
ringtail Tweet Definition of ringtail Like Definition of ringtail on Facebook
noun
  1. a small carnivorous mammal, Bassariscus astutus, somewhat like a raccoon, native to the southwestern United States
ROE Tweet Definition of ROE Like Definition of ROE on Facebook
initialism
  1. (finance) Return on Equity: A measure of how well a company used reinvested earnings to generate additional earnings.
  2. (military) Rules of Engagement
roebuck Tweet Definition of roebuck Like Definition of roebuck on Facebook
noun
  1. A male roe deer (from buck, a male deer)
roe deer Tweet Definition of roe deer Like Definition of roe deer on Facebook
noun (roe deer)
  1. A small deer species of Europe, Asia Minor, and Caspian coastal regions (Capreolus capreolus).
rooter Tweet Definition of rooter Like Definition of rooter on Facebook
noun
  1. One who, or that which, roots; one that tears up by the roots.
rorqual Tweet Definition of rorqual Like Definition of rorqual on Facebook
noun
  1. Any whale with longitudinal skin folds running from below the mouth to the navel, allowing the capacity of the mouth to expand greatly when feeding.
adjective
  1. Pertaining to rorquals.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
Translate Into:
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2020 All rights reserved.

privacy policy