Rock Cornish


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Rock Cornish

n.
A small chicken of a breed developed by crossing white Plymouth Rock and Cornish chickens, used especially for roasting.

Rock′ Cor′nish


n.
a small hybrid chicken produced by mating Cornish and white Plymouth Rock chickens.
Also called Rock′ Cor`nish game′ hen`.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rock Cornish - small plump hybrid developed by crossbreeding Plymouth Rock and Cornish fowl
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
Rock Cornish hen - flesh of a small fowl bred for roasting
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The modern Rock Cornish cross is bred to develop muscle tissue at an optimum rate.
Wyandottes trace their lineage back some 160 years, while the slow-growing Cornish birds--no relation to Rock Cornish Game Hens--were raised by solely by the wealthy.
GLAZED CORNISH GAME HENS 6 Rock Cornish game hens, thawed, rinsed, and patted dry Olive oil Salt, pepper GLAZE: 1/2 cup bottled chili sauce 1/2 cup apricot jam 1/4 cup honey 1 tablespoon bourbon 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In rock cornish rock, actual rocks are added to taste, not "by ton," as the recipe stated.