I. adjective Etymology: Middle English Cornysshe, from Cornwaile Cornwall, England Date: 14th century of, relating to, or characteristic of Cornwall, Cornishmen, or Cornish II. noun Date: 1547 1. the Celtic language of Cornwall 2. any of an English breed of domestic chickens much used in crossbreeding for meat production — compare Rock Cornish hen

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