cherogril
Cony Co"ny (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also {coney}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The chief hare. [1913 Webster]

Note: The cony of Scripture is thought to be {Hyrax Syriacus}, called also {daman}, and {cherogril}. See {Daman}. [1913 Webster]

2. A simpleton. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

It is a most simple animal; whence are derived our usual phrases of cony and cony catcher. --Diet's Dry Dinner (1599). [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An important edible West Indian fish ({Epinephelus apua}); the hind of Bermuda. (b) A local name of the burbot. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Cherogril — Cher o*gril, n. [L. choerogryllus, Gr. ?; ? a young swine + ? a pig.] (Zo[ o]l.) See {Cony}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cherogril — noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin choerogryllus, from Greek choirogryllos, from choiros young pig + gryllos young pig; akin to Greek gryzein to grunt more at chaeropus, grunt obsolete : hyrax …   Useful english dictionary

  • coney — Cony Co ny (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also {coney}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cony — Co ny (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also {coney}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • daman — Cony Co ny (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also {coney}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epinephelus apua — Cony Co ny (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also {coney}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax Syriacus — Cony Co ny (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also {coney}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepus cuniculus — Cony Co ny (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also {coney}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chœrogryl — see cherogril, the coney …   Useful english dictionary

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