co·​ney | \ ˈkō-nē How to pronounce coney (audio) , sense 1 also ˈkə-nē How to pronounce coney (audio) \
variants: or
plural coneys or conies

Definition of coney

1a : rabbit fur
b(1) : rabbit especially : the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
(2) : pika
c : hyrax specifically : rock hyrax
2 archaic : dupe
3 : any of several fishes especially : a dusky black-spotted reddish-finned grouper (Epinephelus fulvus synonym Cephalopholis fulva) of the tropical Atlantic

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What Detroiters should know before eating paczki More: Paczki pair up with coneys again for Fat Tuesday There is no doubt that paczki — the Polish pastry — falls into the something fatty, rich and indulgent category before Lent. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Fat Elvis, Coco Puffs: Paczki flavors you never knew existed," 13 Feb. 2018 Soft serve ice cream and coneys to die for are served from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Jennie Key,, "Creamy whips: The real sign of spring in Cincinnati," 26 Mar. 2018 Tickets are $20 for general admission, which includes pop and popcorn, or $50 for VIP, which includes admission to a pre-film party with drinks and food (including Mexican, soul, Greek and coney stations). Inney Prakash, Detroit Free Press, "Tickets for 'Russian Five' documentary world premiere are going fast," 22 Feb. 2018 According to court records, Martin was on his way to work at a coney island when the accident happened. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Driver who killed Good Samaritan, hurt track star had pot in system," 23 Mar. 2018 Vegan coney dogs smothered with chili, mustard and onions. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Vegan, anyone? Eastern Market festival draws more than 1,000 to taste a plant-based lifestyle," 8 Mar. 2018 The end result: Adorable enough to catch the eye of the king of coneys itself. Mallorie Sullivan,, "This baby dressed as a Skyline coney for Halloween and we cannot handle it," 1 Nov. 2017 The gathering at dusk Sunday at Sawyer Point wore the trappings of a reunion for a big family, with special T-shirts, group photos, live music and Skyline cheese coneys. Anne Saker,, "More than 2,000 walk in Cincy to raise money, awareness for suicide prevention," 17 Oct. 2017 Detroiters say there's nothing like their coney dogs. Katherine Rodeghier,, "Fuel up on culinary classics in these five states," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of coney

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for coney

Middle English conies, plural, from Anglo-French conis, plural of conil, from Latin cuniculus

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