pl. -·neys or -·nies
- 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
- Obs. a gullible person; dupe
Origin of coneyMiddle English coni (taken as singular of Old French conis) ; from Old French conin, conil (pl. conis) ; from Classical Latin cuniculus, rabbit
nounpl. 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 (Cephalopholis fulva) of the tropical Atlantic, having dark brown, yellow, or bicolored skin and black spots at the base of the tail and on the lower lip.b. Chiefly Florida Keys & West Indies Any of various related fish, especially the graysby.
Origin of coneyMiddle English coni, from Old French conis, pl. of conil, from Latin cun&imacron;culus, possibly akin to cunnus, cunus, female pudenda.
A Coney Island.