Cornish

adjective
Cor·​nish | \ ˈkȯr-nish How to pronounce Cornish (audio) \

Definition of Cornish

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of Cornwall, Cornishmen, or Cornish

Cornish

noun

Definition of Cornish (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the Celtic language of Cornwall
2 : any of an English breed of domestic chickens much used in crossbreeding for meat production — compare rock cornish hen

First Known Use of Cornish

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cornish

Adjective

Middle English Cornysshe, from Cornwaile Cornwall, England

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The first known use of Cornish was in the 14th century

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“Cornish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cornish. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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Cornish

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Cornish

: of or relating to Cornwall or the people of Cornwall

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