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Conyn. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.].
  •  A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit (Lepus cuniculus)  [1913 Webster]
    " The cony of Scripture is thought to be Hyrax Syriacus, called also daman, and cherogril. See Daman."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A simpleton.  [1913 Webster]
    "It is a most simple animal; whence are derived our usual phrases of cony and cony catcher."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An important edible West Indian fish (Epinephelus apua); the hind of Bermuda.  [1913 Webster]


Cony, n. (also coney) (pl. -ies or -eys)
1 a a rabbit. b its fur.
2 Bibl. a hyrax.

ME cunin(g) f. AF coning, OF conin, f. L cuniculus

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