Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

leghorn

play
noun leg·horn \ˈleg-ˌhȯrn; ˈle-ˌgȯrn, -gərn\

Definition of leghorn

  1. 1 a :  a fine plaited straw made from an Italian wheat b :  a hat of this straw

  2. 2 :  any of a Mediterranean breed of small hardy domestic chickens noted for their large production of white eggs




Leghorn

play
geographical name Leg·horn \ˈleg-ˌhȯrn\

Definition of Leghorn

  1. commune & port cen Italy in Tuscany on Tyrrhenian Sea pop 171,346



Variants of leghorn

or Italian

Livorno

play \lē-ˈvȯr-(ˌ)nō\

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up leghorn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not forbidden by law

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

hiemal brumal vernal estival
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ