leghorn

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Mid 18th century: from Leghorn (Livorno), the place the straw and fowls were imported from.

a leghorn chicken

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leghorn (countable and uncountable, plural leghorns)

  1. (uncountable) A type of dried plaited wheat straw fabric.
  2. (countable) A hat made from that fabric.
  3. (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.

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