from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of the domestic hen, of large size, belonging to the Asiatic class, or a specimen of this variety.

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

  • n. Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs


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  • A buff cochin rooster was wandering about the street the other day.

    Vignettes of San Francisco

  • The buff cochin rooster and the huge negro and all the others I saw myself.

    Vignettes of San Francisco

  • This is an Anamese version, printed in the "Chrestomathie cochin-chinoise"

    Filipino Popular Tales

  • A combination of best vegetable oils, cochin and coconut oil, makes best shampoo imaginable.

    The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing A Manual of Ready Reference

  • We saw dozens of broods of chickens, and one or two of young guinea-fowl, being taken care of by caponized bantams, game-cocks, and cochin-chinas.

    X. Bird Reserves at the Mouth of the Mississippi

  • Then there was the buff-cochin spats and the wide ribbon to his eyeglasses.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

  • He feared and hated the noises of the yard, particularly the crowing of our big buff cochin rooster and the screaming of the guineas.

    Roof and Meadow

  • But daylight showed that the party consisted of an old man, and his son, and his son's wife, and her sister, and three small children, besides some cochin-china fowl, and a black cat with vividly green eyes.

    Strangers at Lisconnel

  • Occasionally to watch their wonderful motions more closely and have speech with them, I followed when they raced over the sands or flew about over the slippery rocks, and felt like a cochin-china fowl, or muscovy duck, or dodo, trying to keep pace with a humming-bird.

    Afoot in England

  • My opinion is divided between the south down and the cochin china.

    Peck's Compendium of Fun


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