coney

noun co·ney \ˈkō-nē, 1 also ˈkə-nē\
variants: or

\ˈkō-nē, 1 also ˈkə-nē\

Definition of coney

plural

coneys

or

conies

  1. 1a :  rabbit furb (1) :  rabbit; especially :  the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) (2) :  pikac :  hyrax

  2. 2 archaic :  dupe

  3. 3 :  any of several fishes; especially :  a dusky black-spotted reddish-finned grouper (Epinephelus fulvus synonym Cephalopholis fulva) of the tropical Atlantic

Origin and Etymology of coney

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


First Known Use: 12th century

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