Faverolle

noun Fav·e·rolle

Definition of Faverolle

  1. 1 :  a breed of general purpose fowls developed in France by intercrossing Houdan, Dorking, and Asiatic fowls and comprising moderate-sized deep-bodied birds with five toes, partially feathered shanks, a single comb, and very distinctive feather beard and muffs below the bill and on the cheeks

  2. 2 or faverolle plural Faverolles or faverolles :  a bird of the Faverolle breed

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Origin and Etymology of faverolle

probably from Faverolles, northern France


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