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Location
Widespread across Middle-earth; known at least as far north as the Shire, and as far south as Ithilien
Species
Oryctolagus cuniculus
Meaning
Originated as a name for a young animal1
Other names
Coneys

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Rabbits

Long-eared, furry animals, also called 'coneys', that were as common in Middle-earth as they are today. A favourite dish of the Hobbits.


Notes

1

Until the eighteenth century, these animals were more commonly called 'coneys', with the word 'rabbit' reserved for their young. 'Rabbit' has its origins in Germanic, but the original meaning is not known.

See also...

Bays, Hares

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