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 (kō′nē, kŭn′ē)
Variant of coney1.
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(ˈkəʊnɪ) or


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]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cony - any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toescony - 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
family Procaviidae, Procaviidae - includes all recent members of the order Hyracoidea
Procavia capensis, rock hyrax, rock rabbit - hyrax that lives in rocky areas
2.cony - small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North Americacony - 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
family Ochotonidae, Ochotonidae - pikas and extinct forms
little chief hare, Ochotona princeps - North American pika
collared pika, Ochotona collaris - similar to little chief hare and may be same species
3.cony - any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tailscony - 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
leporid, leporid mammal - rabbits and hares
rabbit ears - the long ears of a rabbit
lapin - castrated male rabbit
bunny rabbit, bunny - (usually informal) especially a young 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)
Belgian hare, leporide - red breed of domestic rabbits; hybrid between Old World rabbit and hare
Angora rabbit, Angora - domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hair
warren - a colony of rabbits
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[ˈkəʊnɪ] N (US) → conejo m
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, coney
(US) → Kaninchen nt
(also cony skin)Kaninchenfell nt
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"There is value," Beecher writes, "in knowing the ways of the streets" (35), the sort of streetwise savvy that the age's "prison" literature and its exposes of "cony catchers" and con-men sought to impart; more important with respect to the Characters, "there is also rich entertainment simply in observing" (35) the city's inhabitants, among whom the Overburians "discovered a gallery of idiosyncratic social types, whereas their predecessors had discovered a theater of the venial and deadly sins" (35).