rock cornish hen

Rock Cornish

noun
a small hybrid chicken produced by mating Cornish and White Rock chickens and marketed especially as a roaster.
Also called Rock Cornish game hen, Rock Cornish hen.


Origin:
1955–60

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rock cornish

noun
small plump hybrid developed by crossbreeding Plymouth Rock and Cornish fowl 
rock cornish hen

noun
flesh of a small fowl bred for roasting 
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