Cornish game hen


variants or less commonly Cornish hen
: a young chicken of the Cornish breed typically weighing under two pounds and suitable for roasting

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cornish game hen was in 1910

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Cite this Entry

“Cornish game hen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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