There are 2 definitions of Leghorn in English:

Leghorn

Syllabification: Leg·horn
Pronunciation: /ˈlegˌhôrn
 
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noun
a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of Leghorn in English:

leghorn

Syllabification: leg·horn
Pronunciation: /ˈlegˌhôrn, ˈlegərn
 
/

noun

  • 1Fine plaited straw.
  • 1.1 (also leghorn hat) A hat made of this.
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    • A cluster of women, about six, in their white dresses and wide-brim leghorn hats, were on the lawn by the side of the house but too far away to distinguish individually.
  • 2 (Leghorn /ˈlegərn, -ˌhôrn/) A chicken of a small hardy breed.
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    • Hardy and active Leghorns, which originated near the city of Leghorn in Italy, are outstanding egg layers.
    • In Leghorn chickens dominant females were found to allocate more testosterone to male eggs, whereas subordinate females allocated more testosterone to female eggs.
    • It won't say whether it is a Leghorn or a Rhode Island Red but it will guarantee whether an egg is organic or free range.

Origin

mid 18th century: anglicized from the Italian name Leghorno (now Livorno), from where the straw and fowls were imported.

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