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