Rock Cornish
noun see Rock Cornish hen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rock Cornish — a small hybrid chicken produced by mating Cornish and White Rock chickens and marketed esp. as a roaster. Also called Rock Cornish game hen, Rock Cornish hen. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rock Cornish — noun small plump hybrid developed by crossbreeding Plymouth Rock and Cornish fowl • Hypernyms: ↑domestic fowl, ↑fowl, ↑poultry • Part Meronyms: ↑Rock Cornish hen …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rock Cornish — Rock′ Cor′nish n. cvb orn a small hybrid chicken produced by mating Cornish and white Plymouth Rock chickens Also called Rock′ Cor nish game′ hen . Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • Rock Cornish (hen) — or Rock Cornish n. CORNISH (sense 2b) * * * …   Universalium

  • Rock Cornish (hen) — or Rock Cornish n. CORNISH (sense 2b) …   English World dictionary

  • Rock Cornish (hen) — or Rock Cornish n. CORNISH (sense 2b) …   English World dictionary

  • Rock Cornish hen — noun Date: 1956 a crossbred domestic chicken produced by interbreeding Cornish and white Plymouth Rock chickens and used especially for small roasters called also Rock Cornish, Rock Cornish game hen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Rock Cornish hen — noun flesh of a small fowl bred for roasting • Hypernyms: ↑poultry • Part Holonyms: ↑Rock Cornish * * * Rock Cornish hen, a small hybrid fowl bred by crossing a Cornish chicken with a white Plymouth Rock, eaten as a delicacy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rock Cornish game hen — noun see Rock Cornish hen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cornish — or Rock Cornish (hens) [kôr′nish] adj. of Cornwall or its people, language, or culture n. 1. the Celtic language spoken in Cornwall until c. 1800, closely related to Breton and Welsh 2. pl. Cornish a) any of a British breed of chicken with meat… …   English World dictionary

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