Rock Cornish hen

variants: or Rock Cornish game hen or less commonly Rock Cornish

Definition of Rock Cornish hen

: a domestic chicken produced by interbreeding Cornish and white Plymouth Rock chickens and used especially for the production of small, well-fleshed roasters weighing under 2 pounds — compare cornish game hen

First Known Use of Rock Cornish hen

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Rock Cornish hen.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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