bianconiglio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of bianco (white) +‎ coniglio (rabbit). Originally this was a proper noun, an italianized version of the name of the White Rabbit character in Disney's animation film Alice in Wonderland (1951). See more in the Italian-language Wikipedia article.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bjaŋ.koˈniʎ.ʎo/
  • Rhymes: -iʎʎo
  • Hyphenation: bian‧co‧nì‧glio

Noun[edit]

bianconiglio m (plural bianconigli)

  1. (usually in fairy tales) white rabbit
    • 1999, The Matrix:
      Pillola rossa, resti nel paese delle meraviglie, e vedrai quant'è profonda la tana del bianconiglio.
      You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

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