noun \ˈleg-ˌhrn; ˈle-ˌgrn, -gərn\

Definition of LEGHORN

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


geographical name \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\


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Breed of chicken that originated in Italy; the only Mediterranean breed of importance today. Of the 12 varieties, the single-comb white leghorn is more popular than all the other leghorns combined; the leading egg producer of the world, it lays white eggs and is kept in large numbers in England, Canada, Australia, and the U.S.


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