leghorn

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noun leg·horn \ˈleg-ˌhȯrn; ˈle-ˌgȯrn, -gərn\

Definition of leghorn

  1. 1a :  a fine plaited straw made from an Italian wheatb :  a hat of this straw

  2. 2 :  any of a Mediterranean breed of small hardy domestic chickens noted for their large production of white eggs

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Origin and Etymology of leghorn

Leghorn, Italy


First Known Use: 1810


Leghorn

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geographical name Leg·horn \ˈleg-ˌhȯrn\
variants: or Italian

Livorno

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Definition of Leghorn

  1. commune and port on the Tyrrhenian Sea in the region of Tuscany, central Italy population 157,052

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