or co·ney

[ koh-nee, kuhn-ee ]
/ ˈkoʊ ni, ˈkʌn i /
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Definition of cony

noun, plural co·nies.
the fur of a rabbit, especially when dyed to simulate Hudson seal.
the daman or other hyrax of the same genus.
the pika.
a rabbit.
Obsolete. a person who is easily tricked; gull; dupe.
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Origin of cony

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English, back formation from conyes, from Old French conis, plural of conil, from Latin cunīculus “rabbit, burrow,” a word said to be of Iberian origin, according with evidence that the rabbit spread through Europe from NW Africa and the Iberian Peninsula
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British Dictionary definitions for cony



/ (ˈkəʊnɪ) /

noun plural -nies or -neys
a rabbit or fur made from the skin of a rabbit
(in the Bible) another name for the hyrax, esp the Syrian rock hyrax
another name for pika
archaic a fool or dupe

Word Origin for cony

C13: back formation from conies, from Old French conis, plural of conil, from Latin cunīculus rabbit
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