Definition of coney fish in US English:

coney fish

noun

historical
  • 1Any of various marine fishes which are said to resemble the rabbit in some way.

  • 2The burbot, Lota lota, which burrows into riverbanks.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Smith (bap. 1580, d. 1631), soldier and colonial governor. From coney + fish. For likely motivations for the name as applied to different fishes, see quots. 1656 at sense 1, 1880 at –4 sense 2.

Pronunciation

coney fish

/ˈkəʊni fɪʃ/