Definition of Orpington in English:


Syllabification: Or·ping·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈôrpiNGtən


  • 1A full-bodied breed of chicken of buff, white, or black color.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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