or cony noun (plural coneys or conies) Etymology: Middle English conies, plural, from Anglo-French conis, plural of conil, from Latin cuniculus Date: 12th century 1. a. rabbit fur b. (1) rabbit; especially the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) (2) pika c. hyrax 2. archaic dupe 3. any of several fishes; especially a dusky black-spotted reddish-finned grouper (Epinephelus fulvus syn. Cephalopholis fulva) of the tropical Atlantic

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