Chicken
Chicken Chick"en, n. [AS. cicen, cyceun, dim. of coc cock; akin to LG. kiken, k["u]ken, D. Kieken, kuiken, G. k["u]chkein. See {Cock} the animal.] 1. A young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl. [1913 Webster]

2. A young person; a child; esp. a young woman; a maiden; same as {spring chicken}. ``Stella is no chicken.'' --Swift. [1913 Webster]

{Chicken cholera}, a contagious disease of fowls; -- so called because first studied during the prevalence of a cholera epidemic in France. It has no resemblance to true cholera. [1913 Webster]


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  • chicken — (n.) O.E. cicen young fowl, which in M.E. came to mean young chicken, then any chicken, from W.Gmc. *kiukinam (Cf. M.Du. kiekijen, Du. kieken, O.N. kjuklingr, Swed. kyckling, Ger. Küken chicken ), from root *keuk (echoic of the bird s sound and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chicken — [chik′ən] n. [ME chicken < OE cycen < WGmc * kiukina < * kiuk ; like COCK1, of echoic orig.; akin to MLowG kûken (Du kuiken, kieken)] 1. a common gallinaceous farm bird (Gallus domesticus) raised for its edible eggs or flesh; hen or… …   English World dictionary

  • chicken — ► NOUN 1) a domestic fowl kept for its eggs or meat, especially a young one. 2) a coward. 3) informal a game in which the first person to lose their nerve and withdraw from a dangerous situation is the loser. ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ cowardly. ►… …   English terms dictionary

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  • chicken — chicken. См. chicken. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • chicken — [n1] person afraid to try something coward, craven, dastard, funk, poltroon, quitter, recreant, scaredy cat*, yellow belly*; concept 423 chicken [n2] farm fowl banty, barnyard fowl, biddy, capon, chick, cock, cock a doodle do*, cockalorum,… …   New thesaurus

  • chicken — см. Приложение 1 (Gallus domesticus). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • chicken — chicken. См. цыпленок. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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