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Houdan

[hoo-dan] /ˈhu dæn/
noun
1.
one of a French breed of chickens having a V -shaped comb, five toes, and mottled or black plumage.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; after Houdan, village near Paris where these hens were bred
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Houdan

/ˈhuːdæn/
noun
1.
a breed of light domestic fowl originally from France, with a distinctive full crest
Word Origin
C19: named after Houdan, village near Paris where the breed originated
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