coney

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of coney was in the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Coney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coney. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

coney

noun

co·​ney
variants or cony
ˈkō-nē
1
a
: rabbit
especially : the common European rabbit
b
: rabbit fur
2
: pika

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