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.
The buff cochin rooster and the huge negro and all the others I saw myself.
This is an Anamese version, printed in the "Chrestomathie cochin-chinoise"
A combination of best vegetable oils, cochin and coconut oil, makes best shampoo imaginable.
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.
Then there was the buff-cochin spats and the wide ribbon to his eyeglasses.
He feared and hated the noises of the yard, particularly the crowing of our big buff cochin rooster and the screaming of the guineas.
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.
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.
My opinion is divided between the south down and the cochin china.