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 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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  • Epinephelus apua — Hind Hind (h[imac]nd), n. [AS. hind; akin to D. hinde, OHG. hinta, G. hinde, hindin, Icel., Sw., & Dan. hind, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.), E. hunt, or cf. Gr. kema s a young deer.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The female of the red deer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epinephelus Drummond-hayi — Hind Hind (h[imac]nd), n. [AS. hind; akin to D. hinde, OHG. hinta, G. hinde, hindin, Icel., Sw., & Dan. hind, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.), E. hunt, or cf. Gr. kema s a young deer.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The female of the red deer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coney — Hind Hind (h[imac]nd), n. [AS. hind; akin to D. hinde, OHG. hinta, G. hinde, hindin, Icel., Sw., & Dan. hind, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.), E. hunt, or cf. Gr. kema s a young deer.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The female of the red deer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hind — (h[imac]nd), n. [AS. hind; akin to D. hinde, OHG. hinta, G. hinde, hindin, Icel., Sw., & Dan. hind, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.), E. hunt, or cf. Gr. kema s a young deer.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The female of the red deer, of which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • John Paw — Hind Hind (h[imac]nd), n. [AS. hind; akin to D. hinde, OHG. hinta, G. hinde, hindin, Icel., Sw., & Dan. hind, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.), E. hunt, or cf. Gr. kema s a young deer.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The female of the red deer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spotted hind — Hind Hind (h[imac]nd), n. [AS. hind; akin to D. hinde, OHG. hinta, G. hinde, hindin, Icel., Sw., & Dan. hind, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.), E. hunt, or cf. Gr. kema s a young deer.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The female of the red deer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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