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leghorn

noun leg·horn \ˈleg-ˌhrn; ˈle-ˌgrn, -gərn\

Definition of LEGHORN

1
a :  a fine plaited straw made from an Italian wheat
b :  a hat of this straw
2
:  any of a Mediterranean breed of small hardy domestic chickens noted for their large production of white eggs

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Origin of LEGHORN

Leghorn, Italy
First Known Use: 1740

Leghorn

geographical name Leg·horn \ˈleg-ˌhrn\

Definition of LEGHORN

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

Variants of LEGHORN

Leg·horn or Italian Li·vor·no \lē-ˈvr-(ˌ)nō\

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