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The fox hunt, the meat substitute[1] and the town in Australia are named after the village in Leicestershire.


  • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)n
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Proper noun[edit]


  1. (with "the") A famous fox hunt (one of the world's oldest, established in 1696) in Leicestershire.
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter XII, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      I've never hunted myself, but I understand that half the battle is being able to make noises like some jungle animal with dyspepsia, and I believe that Aunt Dahlia in her prime could lift fellow-members of the Quorn and Pytchley out of their saddles with a single yip, though separated from them by two ploughed fields and a spinney.
  2. A village (formerly Quorndon) in Leicestershire, England, UK.
  3. A town in South Australia.
  4. A mycoprotein-based food product used as a substitute for meat.
    • 2004, J. L. Clarke, ‎Mary Dougherty Riley, ‎Veronica Dougherty, OCR National Certificate in Health and Social Care: Level 2 (page 384)
      It is now easier for a vegetarian to eat sufficient protein because of products such as Quorn, tofu and textured vegetable protein.
    • 2011, Rosemary Conley, Rosemary Conley's Amazing Inch Loss Plan, page 257:
      For a vegetarian option, use Quorn pieces instead of prawns.


  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of English (2010), page 1459