follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

Leghorn

[leg-hawrn for 1–3; leg-ern, -hawrn for 4] /ˈlɛgˌhɔrn for 1–3; ˈlɛg ərn, -ˌhɔrn 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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for leg-horn

leghorn

/ˈlɛɡˌhɔːn/
noun
1.
a type of Italian wheat straw that is woven into hats
2.
any hat made from this straw when plaited
Word Origin
C19: named after Leghorn (Livorno)

Leghorn

noun
1.
(ˈlɛɡˌhɔːn) the English name for Livorno
2.
(lɛˈɡɔːn). a breed of domestic fowl laying white eggs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for leg-horn

Leghorn

breed of fowl, 1869, from Leghorn, city in Italy (modern Livorno, 16c.-17c. Legorno), from Latin Liburnus, from the native people name Liburni, which is of unknown signification.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Leghorn

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for leg

4
6
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with leg-horn

Nearby words for leg-horn