cony

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From Middle English coni, from conies, from Anglo-Norman conis, the plural of conil, from Latin cuniculus (rabbit), from Proto-Basque *(H)unči (compare Basque untxi).

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cony (plural conies)

  1. A rabbit, especially the European rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus (formerly known as Lepus cuniculus).
  2. (UK, dialect) Rabbit fur.
  3. Used in the Old Testament as a translation of Hebrew šāpān (shaapaan, shaphan), thought to be the rock hyrax Hyrax syriacus.
  4. Locally for other rabbit-like or hyrax-like animals, such as the Cape hyrax (das, dassie) or the pika (Ochotona princeps, formerly Lagomys princeps).
  5. (obsolete) A simpleton; one who may be taken in by a cony-catcher.
    • 1599, Diet's Dry Dinner:
      It is a most simple animal; whence are derived our usual phrases of cony and cony catcher.
  6. An edible West Indian fish, a grouper given in different sources as: Epinephelus apua, the hind of Bermuda; nigger-fish, Epinephelus punctatus; Cephalopholis fulvus.
  7. Several species of tropical west Atlantic groupers of family Epinephelidae are also called coney, such as the mutton hamlet, graysby, Cuban coney and rooster hind.
  8. (UK, dialect) The burbot, also called coney-fish.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cunnus, compare Portuguese cona and Spanish coño.

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Noun[edit]

cony m (plural conys)

  1. (vulgar) vagina; vulva

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cony!

  1. Expression of frustration or surprise.