Cu·​ba·​laya | \ ˌkyübəˈlāə \
plural -s

Definition of Cubalaya

: any of a breed of medium-sized domestic chickens developed in Cuba from Asian and European stock that have a long, broad tail which angles downward, lack spurs in the male, and are raised for meat, eggs, or ornamental purposes

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First Known Use of Cubalaya

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cubalaya

blend of Cuba and Malaya

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“Cubalaya.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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