leg horn

Leghorn

[leg-hawrn for 1–3; leg-ern, -hawrn for 4]
noun
1.
English name of Livorno.
2.
(lowercase) a fine, smooth, plaited straw.
3.
(lowercase) a hat made of such straw, often having a broad, soft brim.
4.
one of a Mediterranean breed of chickens that are prolific layers of white-shelled eggs.
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leghorn (ˈlɛɡˌhɔːn)
 
n
1.  a type of Italian wheat straw that is woven into hats
2.  any hat made from this straw when plaited
 
[C19: named after Leghorn (Livorno)]

Leghorn
 
n
1.  the English name for Livorno
2.  a breed of domestic fowl laying white eggs

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Leghorn
breed of fowl, 1869, from Leghorn, city in Italy (modern Livorno, 16c.-17c. Legorno), from L. Liburnus.
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