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daman


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daman  \Da"man\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  small  herbivorous  mammal  of  the  genus  {Hyrax}.  The  species 
  found  in  Palestine  and  Syria  is  {Hyrax  Syriacus};  that  of 
  Northern  Africa  is  {H.  Brucei};  --  called  also  {ashkoko}, 
  {dassy},  and  {rock  rabbit}.  See  {Cony},  and  {Hyrax}.