Cochin China definition by Webster's New World
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historic region and former French colony in SE Indochina: the S part of Vietnam
Cochin China definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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 18th century and to the French in the 19th century. The region forms the southern part of present-day Vietnam.
A large domestic fowl of a breed developed in Asia, having thickly feathered legs. Also called Cochin2, Shanghai2.
Origin: After Cochin China1.
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: after Cochin China, place of origin, originally