Definition of Orpington in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôrpiNGtən/


1A full-bodied breed of chicken of buff, white, or black color.
Example sentences
  • The black strain of Orpington developed further in the southern hemisphere to become the Australorp.
2A duck of a buff or white breed, kept for its meat.
Example sentences
  • The Buff Orpington, Cayuga and Black East Indian for example are not generally bred in Australia although they are well known in other countries.


Late 19th century: from Orpington, the name of a town in Kent, England.

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Syllabification: Or·ping·ton

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