Definition of silkie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsilkē/

noun (plural silkies)

1A small chicken of a breed characterized by long soft plumage.
Example sentences
  • The chickens are fancy breeds, silkies, silver old dutch bantams, and salmon faverolles.
  • They can have cochins (fluffy feet), houdins (top knots), silkies (long silky coats), or frizzles (curly feathers).
2 variant spelling of selkie.

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Syllabification: sil·kie

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