Leghorn

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Italian Legorno, from Latin Liburnus, from Liburni, name of the ancient population of Liburnians.

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Proper noun[edit]

Leghorn

  1. (dated) The town of Livorno in Italy.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

Leghorn (plural Leghorns)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of leghorn
    • 1962, C. Arthur Pearson, Pictorial Poultry-Keeping, 2nd edition, Cox & Wyman Ltd, page 42:
      Among the light breeds there are probably more good strains of White Leghorn than any other variety. The Brown Leghorn is not quite so popular but is capable of high yields …. The Black Leghorn is another breed which has enjoyed popularity.