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Variant of coney1.
n, pl -nies or -neys
1. (Animals) a rabbit or fur made from the skin of a rabbit
2. (Animals) (in the Bible) another name for the hyrax, esp the Syrian rock hyrax
3. (Animals) another name for pika
4. archaic a fool or dupe
[C13: back formation from conies, from Old French conis, plural of conil, from Latin cunīculus rabbit]
or co•ney(ˈkoʊ ni, ˈkʌn i)
n., pl. -nies.
1. the fur of a rabbit.
2. a hyrax of the genus Procavia.
3. a pika.
4. a rabbit.
5. Obs. a person who is easily tricked; dupe.
[1150–1200; Middle English, back formation from conyes < Old French conis, pl. of conil < Latin cunīculus rabbit, burrow]
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|Noun||1.||cony - any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes|
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
|2.||cony - small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America|
gnawing mammal, lagomorph - relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing
|3.||cony - any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food|
scut - a short erect tail
rabbit ears - the long ears of a rabbit
lapin - castrated male rabbit
European rabbit, Old World rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus - common greyish-brown burrowing animal native to southern Europe and northern Africa but introduced elsewhere; widely domesticated and developed in various colors and for various needs; young are born naked and helpless
cottontail, cottontail rabbit, wood rabbit - common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
warren - a colony of rabbits