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Ancona 1

Syllabification: An·co·na
Pronunciation: /aNGˈkōnə/
A port on the Adriatic coast of central Italy, capital of Marche region; population 102,047 (2008).

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Ancona 2 Syllabification: An·co·na
Pronunciation: /ˌaNGˈkōnə/

noun

A chicken of a breed with mottled black and white plumage.
Example sentences
  • Originally known as Black Leghorns, Anconas have lustrous black feathers, some tipped with white, giving a beautiful mottled appearance.
  • As well as individual success for the Ancona, Mr Addison's birds also won a string of prizes at the Staffordshire show in classes for Old English Game bantams, pullets and Weaten hens.
  • The Ancona originated near the city of Ancona, Italy, from early Leghorns and other breeds.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from the place name Ancona (see Ancona1).

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