(? ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.]
[Written also coney.]
1. (Zol.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit (Lepus cuniculus). (b) The chief hare.
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The cony of Scripture is thought to be Hyrax Syriacus, called also daman, and cherogril. See Daman.
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2. A simpleton. [Obs.]
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It is a most simple animal; whence are derived our usual phrases of cony and cony catcher.
Diet's Dry Dinner (1599).
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3. (Zol.) (a) An important edible West Indian fish (Epinephelus apua); the hind of Bermuda. (b) A local name of the burbot. [Eng.]
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