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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chief  hare  \Chief"  hare`\  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  small  rodent  ({Lagamys  princeps})  inhabiting  the  summits  of 
  the  Rocky  Mountains;  --  also  called  {crying  hare},  {calling 
  hare},  {cony},  {American  pika},  and  {little  chief  hare}. 
 
  Note:  It  is  not  a  true  hare  or  rabbit,  but  belongs  to  the 
  curious  family  {Lagomyid[ae]}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cony  \Co"ny\  (?  or  ?;  277),  n.  [OE.  coning,  conig,  coni,  OF 
  connin,  conin,  connil  fr  L.  cuniculus  a  rabbit,  cony,  prob. 
  an  Hispanic  word.]  [Written  also  {coney}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  rabbit,  esp.,  the  European  rabbit  ({Lepus 
  cuniculus}). 
  b  The  chief  hare. 
 
  Note:  The  cony  of  Scripture  is  thought  to  be  {Hyrax 
  Syriacus},  called  also  {daman},  and  {cherogril}.  See 
  {Daman}. 
 
  2.  A  simpleton.  [Obs.] 
 
  It  is  a  most  simple  animal;  whence  are  derived  our 
  usual  phrases  of  cony  and  cony  catcher.  --Diet's  Dry 
  Dinner  (1599). 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  An  important  edible  West  Indian  fish  ({Epinephelus 
  apua});  the  hind  of  Bermuda. 
  b  A  local  name  of  the  burbot.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cony 
  n  1:  any  of  several  small  ungulate  mammals  of  Africa  and  Asia 
  with  rodent-like  incisors  and  feet  with  hooflike  toes 
  [syn:  {hyrax},  {coney},  {dassie},  {das}] 
  2:  small  short-eared  burrowing  mammal  of  rocky  uplands  of  Asia 
  and  western  North  America  [syn:  {pika},  {mouse  hare},  {rock 
  rabbit},  {coney}] 
  3:  any  of  various  burrowing  animals  of  the  family  Leporidae 
  having  long  ears  and  short  tails;  some  domesticated  and 
  raised  for  pets  or  food  [syn:  {rabbit},  {coney}] 




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