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chicken British & World English

A domestic fowl kept for its eggs or meat, especially a young one

chicken brick British & World English

An earthenware container for roasting a chicken in its own juices

chicken feed British & World English

Food for poultry

chicken hawk British & World English

A hawk of a type that is reputed to prey on domestic fowl

chicken Kiev British & World English

A dish consisting of a chicken breast stuffed with garlic butter, coated with breadcrumbs, and then fried or baked

chicken wire British & World English

Light wire netting with a hexagonal mesh

chicken cholera British & World English

An infectious disease of fowls, a form of pasteurellosis

chicken-hearted British & World English

Easily frightened; cowardly

Chicken Little British & World English

An alarmist or person who panics easily

prairie chicken British & World English

A large North American grouse found on the prairies, the male being noted for the display dance in which it inflates two orange neck pouches and makes a booming sound

rubber-chicken British & World English

Relating to a series of dinner and lunch appearances made by a politician or other public figures

coronation chicken British & World English

A cold dish of cooked chicken served in a sauce flavoured with apricots and curry powder

chicken-and-egg British & World English

Denoting a situation in which each of two things appears to be necessary to the other

chicken à la king British & World English

Cooked breast of chicken in a cream sauce with mushrooms and peppers

chicken-fried steak British & World English

A thin piece of beef which is lightly battered and fried until crisp

Mother Carey's chicken British & World English

Old-fashioned term for storm petrel.

like a headless chicken British & World English

In a panic-stricken and unthinking manner

chickenpox British & World English

An infectious disease causing a mild fever and a rash of itchy inflamed pimples which turn to blisters and then loose scabs. It is caused by the herpes zoster virus and mainly affects children

chickenshit British & World English

Worthless or contemptible (used as a general term of abuse)

chicken-and-egg in chicken British & World English

Denoting a situation in which each of two things appears to be necessary to the other

broiler British & World English

A young chicken suitable for roasting, grilling, or barbecuing

broiler chicken in broiler British & World English

A young chicken suitable for roasting, grilling, or barbecuing

like a headless chicken in chicken British & World English

In a panic-stricken and unthinking manner

Buffalo wings British & World English

Deep-fried chicken wings coated in a spicy sauce and served with blue cheese dressing

Buffalo chicken wings in Buffalo wings British & World English

Deep-fried chicken wings coated in a spicy sauce and served with blue cheese dressing


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