Definitions starting with C

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/kówni/ (Gen.); coony /kúwni/ (Nassau, Inagua> [cf. OED cony the Nigger-fish, Epi­nephelus punctatus, of the West Indies (no date); cony-fish the Burbot; DJE cony-buck the trunk-fish] n. a fish, perhaps the young of the rock-hind, Epinephelus sp.; 1731 Fish frequenting the Bahama seas. . .Coney fish (Catesby xliii). 1782 coney-fish (Bruce 46). cf. NIGGER-FISH 3 (Gen.)

Tags: animal, fish, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-11 02:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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