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

Word History


Rhode Island, U.S. state

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rhode Island Red was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Rhode Island Red.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhode%20Island%20Red. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

Rhode Island Red

Rhode Is·​land Red
: any of a U.S. breed of domestic chickens with rich brownish red feathers
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