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

  • See Livorno.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. the town of Livorno in Italy
  • n. A breed of mostly white poultry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A straw plaiting used for bonnets and hats, made from the straw of a particular kind of wheat, grown for the purpose in Tuscany, Italy; -- so called from Leghorn, the place of exportation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fine kind of plait for bonnets and hats made in Tuscany from the straw of a peculiar variety of wheat, Triticum vulgare (turgi-dum), thickly sown, cut green, and bleached: so named because exported from Leghorn.
  • n. A bonnet or hat made of this material.
  • n. [capitalized] An important breed of the common domestic fowl, of the Spanish type, characterized by great activity and rather small size, high, serrated comb, drooping to one side in the hen, and white ear-lobes.
  • Pertaining to or brought from the city of Leghorn; also, made of or relating to Leghorn straw: as, a Leghorn bonnet or hat.

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

  • n. a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown


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