any of an Asian breed of large domestic fowl with black, buff, white, or gray plumage and thickly feathered legs
also called Cochin China
Origin of Cochinafter Cochin China, place of origin, originally
- A former kingdom of southern India on the Malabar Coast of the Arabian Sea. Rising to regional prominence after the 12th century, the kingdom fell under European domination beginning in the 16th century.
- See Kochi.
Origin of CochinUltimately from Portuguese Cochim, from Malayalam Kocci, Kochi.
A large domestic chicken of a breed developed in Asia, having thickly feathered legs. Also called Cochin China, Shanghai.
Origin of CochinAfter Cochin China1.
- Alternative form of Kochi. (city in India)