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. (Britain, dialect) Rabbit fur.
  3. Locally for other rabbit-like or hyrax-like animals, such as the Cape hyrax (das, dassie) or the pika (Ochotona princeps, formerly Lagomys princeps).
    1. Used in the Old Testament as a translation of Hebrew šāpān (shaapaan, shaphan), thought to be the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis, syn. Hyrax syriacus).
  4. (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.
  5. An edible West Indian fish, a grouper given in different sources as: Epinephelus apua, the hind of Bermuda; nigger-fish, Epinephelus punctatus; Cephalopholis fulvus.
  6. Several species of tropical west Atlantic groupers of family Epinephelidae, such as the mutton hamlet, graysby, Cuban coney, and rooster hind.
  7. (Britain, dialect) The burbot.

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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.