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leghorn definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown [syn: boater, leghorn, Panama, Panama hat, sailor, skimmer, straw hat]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Leghorn, Italy Date: 1740 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

Merriam Webster's

or Italian Livorno geographical name commune & port central Italy in Tuscany on Tyrrhenian Sea population 171,346

Britannica Concise

Breed of chicken that originated in Italy; the only Mediterranean breed of importance today. Of the 12 varieties, the single-comb white leghorn is more popular than all the other leghorns combined; the leading egg producer of the world, it lays white eggs and is kept in large numbers in England, Canada, Australia, and the U.S.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a fine plaited straw. b a hat of this. 2 (Leghorn) a a bird of a small hardy breed of domestic fowl. b this breed. Etymology: Leghorn (Livorno) in Italy, from where the straw and fowls were imported

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Leghorn Leg"horn (-h[^o]rn), n. A straw plaiting used for bonnets and hats, made from the straw of a particular kind of wheat, grown for the purpose in Tuscany, Italy; -- so called from Leghorn, the place of exportation.




 


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