leghorn

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

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Origin and Etymology of leghorn

Leghorn, Italy


Leghorn

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

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