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



Illustration of leghorn

Origin and Etymology of leghorn

Leghorn, Italy


First Known Use: 1740


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

at a gallop

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommadate accommodate acommodate accomodate
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