Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. See cony, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A rabbit. See cony.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A fish. See Cony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A rabbit, especially the European rabbit (Lepus cuniculus).
  • noun The cony (fish).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
  • noun black-spotted usually dusky-colored fish with reddish fins
  • noun any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes
  • noun small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • They usually lie in the open, though often found in graves and in holes in the rocks, from which I have thought that they might be the "coney" mentioned in Scripture.

    Life and sport in China Second Edition

  • Such is the hippopotamus, and such is the hyrax, the remarkable rock-haunting animal, which in the authorised translation of the Scriptures is called the "coney," and which in the Revised Version is allowed in the margin to retain its Hebrew name, "shaphan."

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 355, October 16, 1886

  • _ “The coney is a lytel beste dwellynge in an hole of the erthe/& thore as he vseth he encreaseth very moche, and therfore he is profitable for man, for he casteth oftentymes in the yere ...

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • These buildings are located in a vibrant urban core, with bars, sushi joints, high-class restaurants with huge bills and small entrees, and a couple of hot dog places that have been battling for decades for coney dog supremacy.

    Dan Izzo: Go Midwest, Young Entrepreneur

  • The chili is also served on small hot dogs with mustard, onions and more of that cheese for a cheese coney.

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  • The theatres of Shakesepeare's time resounded not just to his great tragedies and comedies but also to more satrical works by the likes of Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker and Philip Massinger, with their lively tales of bawds and coney catchers evoking the teeming life of the city.

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  • These buildings are located in a vibrant urban core, with bars, sushi joints, high-class restaurants with huge bills and small entrees, and a couple of hot dog places that have been battling for decades for coney dog supremacy.

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  • A rabbit. They used to reside on the island of the same name (which is no longer an island, but that's another story).

    December 19, 2006

  • "ever been kidnapped

    by a poet

    if i were a poet

    i'd kidnap you

    put you in my phrases and meter

    you to jones beach

    or maybe coney island

    or maybe just to my house

    lyric you in lilacs

    dash you in the rain

    blend into the beach

    to complement my see

    play the lyre for you

    ode you with my love song

    anything to win you

    wrap you in the red Black green

    show you off to mama

    yeah if i were a poet i'd kid

    nap you"

    - Nikki Giovanni

    December 11, 2007

  • I just added this to my furriery list and was trying to figure out whether it's related to the Spanish word conejo.

    That's, um, quite the etymology.

    December 14, 2012

  • Ha, yes.

    Especially in light of the examples.

    “Henry and Anne enjoyed a private dinner in a small room, feeding each other slices of pears and bits of baked coney.”

    December 14, 2012

  • Hare-raising.

    “The theatres of Shakesepeare's time resounded not just to his great tragedies and comedies but also to more satrical works by the likes of Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker and Philip Massinger, with their lively tales of bawds and coney catchers evoking the teeming life of the city.”

    December 14, 2012