Co·​chin ˈkō-chin How to pronounce Cochin (audio)
: any of an Asian breed of large domestic chickens with thick plumage, small wings and tail, and densely feathered legs and feet

called also Cochin China

Word History


Cochin China, part of French Indochina

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cochin was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Cochin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Co·​chin kō-ˈchin How to pronounce Cochin (audio)
region of southwestern India in the state of Kerala on the Malabar Coast see travancore

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