- a masculine name
- pl. re′ges [alsor-] king: the official title of a reigning king [George Rex]
- [alsor-] any of a breed of domestic cat with a short, curly coat and a long, slender tail
Origin of RexL, a king: see right
A mammal, such as a rabbit or cat, having a genetic mutation that causes the guard hairs to be short or lacking, often resulting in a curly coat.
Origin of rexFrom French (lapin) rex rex (rabbit), name given to a breed of rabbit developed in France between 1919 and 1924 that displayed the mutation from Latin rēx king ; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
From the Latin rÄ“x (“king"), referring originally to rabbits of King Albert of Belgium. Entered English around 1920.
- A male given name coined in the nineteenth century from Latin rex "king", rarely bestowed on children today.
- A popular name for a dog.