Definition of Orpington in English:


Line breaks: Or¦ping|ton
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːpɪŋt(ə)n


1A chicken of a buff, white, or black breed.
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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.

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