coney definition by Webster's New World
- a kind of rabbit or a pika: early term no longer in scientific use
- rabbit fur
- a small animal mentioned in the Bible, probably the hyrax
- any of several marine fishes; esp., a grouper (Epinephelus fulvus) of the tropical W Atlantic
- Obsolete a gullible person; dupe
Origin: Middle English coni (taken as singular of Old French conis) ; from Old French conin, conil (pl. conis) ; from Classical Latin cuniculus, rabbit
coney definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also co·nynoun pl. co·neys also co·nies
- A rabbit, especially the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus).
- The fur of a rabbit.
- See pika.
- See hyrax.
- a. A grouper (Epinephelus fulvus) of the tropical Atlantic, having dark brown or sharply bicolored skin and a few blue and black spots.b. Chiefly Florida Keys & West Indies Either of two related fish, the red hind or the graysby.
- Archaic A dupe; a simpleton.
Origin: Middle English coni, from Old French conis, pl. of conil, from Latin cunīculus, possibly from cunnus, cunus, female pudenda.