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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Cornwall, its people, or the Cornish language.
  • noun The Brittonic language of Cornwall, which has been extinct since the late 1700s.
  • noun Any of an English breed of domestic chickens often crossbred to produce roasters.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete or provincial form of cornice.
  • Pertaining to Cornwall, a county of England, forming its southwestern extremity, celebrated for its mines, especially of tin and copper.
  • In heraldry, same as aylet.
  • noun The ancient language of Cornwall, a dialect of the Cymric or British branch of the Celtic languages. It became extinct as a spoken language about the end of the eighteenth century.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Cornwall, in England.
  • adjective See Chough.
  • adjective a single-acting pumping engine, used in mines, in Cornwall and elsewhere, and for water works. A heavy pump rod or plunger, raised by the steam, forces up the water by its weight, in descending.
  • noun The dialect, or the people, of Cornwall.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The Celtic language of Cornwall, related to Welsh and Breton.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Cornwall, a county of southwest England.
  • adjective Native to Cornwall.
  • noun collectively The inhabitants of Cornwall, especially native-born.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters
  • noun a Celtic language spoken in Cornwall
  • adjective of or related to Cornwall or its people or the Cornish language

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Corn(wall) + –ish.]

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