Cony
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cony — ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Carlos Heitor Cony (* 1926), brasilianischer Schriftsteller und Journalist Samuel Cony (1811 1870), US amerikanischer Politiker Cony ist der Vorname folgender Personen: Cony Theis (* 1958), deutsche Künstlerin …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cony — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • cony — see CONEY (Cf. coney) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cony — [kō′nē] n. pl. conies CONEY …   English World dictionary

  • cony — /koh nee, kun ee/, n., pl. conies. 1. the fur of a rabbit, esp. when dyed to simulate Hudson seal. 2. the daman or other hyrax of the same genus. 3. the pika. 4. a rabbit. 5. Obs. a person who is easily tricked; gull; dupe. Also, coney. [1150… …   Universalium

  • cony — [13] The rabbit was not originally native to northern Europe, so there is no Germanic word for it. Cony was introduced into English (originally in the sense ‘rabbit fur’, not until a century later for the animal itself) from Anglo Norman conis,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • cony — [13] The rabbit was not originally native to northern Europe, so there is no Germanic word for it. Cony was introduced into English (originally in the sense ‘rabbit fur’, not until a century later for the animal itself) from Anglo Norman conis,… …   Word origins

  • cony — Chief hare Chief hare (Zo[ o]l.) A small rodent ({Lagamys princeps}) inhabiting the summits of the Rocky Mountains; also called {crying hare}, {calling hare}, {cony}, {American pika}, and {little chief hare}. [1913 Webster] Note: It is not a true …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cony — variant of coney …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cony — noun A rabbit, especially the European rabbit (). Syn: bunny …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”