leghorn

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

Definition of leghorn

1 a :a fine plaited straw made from an Italian wheat
b :a hat of this straw
2 :any of a Mediterranean breed of small hardy domestic chickens noted for their large production of white eggs

Illustration of leghorn

Origin and Etymology of leghorn

Leghorn, Italy


Leghorn

play
geographical name Leg·horn \ ˈleg-ˌhȯrn \
variants: or Italian Livorno play \lē-ˈvȯr-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of Leghorn

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

Learn More about leghorn


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up leghorn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!