from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of large, white-skinned domestic fowls having a single comb and unfeathered legs, originally bred in England for both meat and eggs.
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- proper n. A town in southeast England.
- n. A breed of chicken, originally being one of four colours (black, white, buff or blue).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A modern breed of domesticated fowls originated by William Cook and Sons at Orpington, Kent, England, in 1886. The breed resembles a clean-legged langshan and is the result of crosses between that bird, the Plymouth Rock, and the Black Minorca. There are ten varieties of the breed, single- and rose-combed of five colors. They are hardy, grow rapidly, and are good layers.
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- n. English breed of large chickens with white skin
After Orpington, a district of southeast England.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)