Rhode Island Red

noun

Definition of Rhode Island Red

: any of a U.S. breed of general-purpose domestic chickens having a long heavy body, smooth yellow or reddish legs, and rich brownish-red plumage

First Known Use of Rhode Island Red

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rhode Island Red

Rhode Island, U.S. state

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The first known use of Rhode Island Red was in 1893

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“Rhode Island Red.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhode%20Island%20Red. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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