Rock Cornish hen


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

Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rock Cornish hen was in 1956

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“Rock Cornish hen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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