historic region and former French colony in SE Indochina: the S part of Vietnam
A region of southern Indochina including the rich delta area of the Mekong River. Originally a part of the Khmer Empire, it fell to the Annamese in the 1700s and to the French in the 1800s. The region forms the southern part of present-day Vietnam.
Origin of Cochin ChinaUltimately from Portuguese Cauchichina : archaic Malay Kuchi, Vietnam (akin to Vietnamese Giao Ch&ihookabv;, Annam, from a Chinese source equivalent to Mandarin Jiāozh&icaron;) + Portuguese China, China.
Variant of Cochin
any of an Asiatic 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