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coney

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cony

(both: kō`nē), name used for the rabbitrabbit,
name for herbivorous mammals of the family Leporidae, which also includes the hare and the pika. Rabbits and hares have large front teeth, short tails, and large hind legs and feet adapted for running or jumping.
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 (Oryctolagus) and for its fur; more often, for the pikapika
, short-haired mammal related to rabbits and hares, also called mouse hare and rock rabbit. Pikas live above the timber line in the mountains of N Asia and W North America.
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, a small rodent found at high altitudes in both hemispheres; and for the rock hyraxhyrax
, name for rabbit-sized mammals of Africa and SW Asia comprising the family Procavidae. Although rodentlike in appearance, hyraxes are hoofed mammals, or ungulates (see Chordata), most closely related to elephants and sea cows.
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, a small herbivorous, hoofed animal of Africa and SW Asia. The last is probably the coney referred to in the Bible (Ps. 104.18; Prov. 30.26).

cony

, coney
1. a rabbit or fur made from the skin of a rabbit
2. (in the Bible) another name for the hyrax esp the Syrian rock hyrax
3. another name for the pika
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