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See also: Leghorn
- Leghorn (chicken breed)
Mid 18th century: from Leghorn (“Livorno”), the place the straw and fowls were imported from.
- (uncountable) A type of dried plaited wheat straw fabric.
- (countable) A hat made from that fabric.
- (countable) A small white chicken of a hardy breed.
The cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn was obviously not actually a leghorn because he was much too big.
small white chicken breed