There are 2 definitions of Leghorn in English:

Leghorn

Line breaks: Leg|horn
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛghɔːn
 
/

More definitions of Leghorn

Definition of Leghorn in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively

There are 2 definitions of Leghorn in English:

leghorn

Line breaks: leg|horn
Pronunciation: /lɛˈgɔːn
 
, ˈlɛghɔːn
 
/

noun

  • 1 [mass noun] Fine plaited straw.
  • 1.1 (also leghorn hat) [count noun] A hat made of leghorn.
    More example sentences
    • 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) A chicken of a small hardy breed.
    More example sentences
    • 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: from Leghorn (Livorno), from where the straw and fowls were imported.

More definitions of Leghorn

Definition of leghorn in: