In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The humble rabbit was once commonly known as cony, coney (yes, as in Island Baby) or cunny.
- A statute of 1337 in England restricted the wearing of furs to those with an income of £100 p.a., while a later scale confined ermine to the richest and restricted the poor to the furs of humble creatures, such as the cat, coney, or fox.
- There's only one good way to cook a brace of coneys.
- They had cackled and cheered when Peter had finally killed the little coney with a sharp blow to the spine that had snapped it in two with the sound of a popgun.
- In the past, the animal was a rabbit up until the age of a year, and subsequently referred to as a coney.
- Only a few weeks ago I had been in Puerto Rico and eaten a most amazing piece of deep fried, nearly greaseless coney so, I was eager to make some rabbit of my own.
- Or the coney killer, coney being the country name for rabbits.
2(fur)piel de conejo feminine
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