Leghorn definition

lĕghôrn, -ərn
Any of a breed of small, hardy domestic chickens of Mediterranean origin, noted for prolific production of eggs.
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The dried and bleached straw of an Italian variety of wheat.
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A braided fabric made from this straw.
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A hat made from this fabric.
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Any of a breed of small, domestic chicken with white feathers, originating in the Mediterranean region: the prevalent egg-producing breed in the U.S.
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A plaiting made of an Italian wheat straw, cut green and bleached when dry.
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A hat, typically broad-brimmed, made of this straw.
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(place) Seaport in Tuscany, W Italy, on the Ligurian Sea.
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A type of dried wheat straw, fabric made from it, or a hat made from that fabric.
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A member of a breed of chickens.

The cartoon character 'Foghorn Leghorn' was obviously not actually a leghorn because he was much too big.

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(dated) The town of Livorno in Italy.
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A breed of mostly white poultry.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
leghorn
Plural:
leghorns

Origin of leghorn

  • After Leghorn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition