Leghorn

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Leghorn


leg·horn

 (lĕg′hôrn′, -ərn)
n.
1.
a. The dried and bleached straw of an Italian variety of wheat.
b. A braided fabric made from this straw.
c. A hat made from this fabric.
2. often Leghorn Any of a breed of small, hardy domestic chickens of Mediterranean origin, noted for prolific production of eggs.

[After Leghorn.]

leghorn

(ˈlɛɡˌhɔːn)
n
1. (Plants) a type of Italian wheat straw that is woven into hats
2. (Clothing & Fashion) any hat made from this straw when plaited
[C19: named after Leghorn (Livorno)]

Leghorn

n
1. (Placename) the English name for Livorno
2. (Breeds) a breed of domestic fowl laying white eggs

Leg•horn

(ˈlɛgˌhɔrn for 1–3; -ərn, -ˌhɔrn for 4 )

n.
1. English name of Livorno.
2. (l.c.) a fine, smooth, plaited straw.
3. (l.c.) a hat made of such straw, often having a broad, soft brim.
4. one of a breed of chickens that are prolific layers of white-shelled eggs.

Leghorn

1. A breed of chicken.
2. A hat made of straw from an Italian wheat. Such hats were generally for women and were wide-brimmed and flat-topped. The name came from Leghorn, Italy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Leghorn - a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crownleghorn - a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
Translations

Leghorn

[ˈlegˈhɔːn] NLivorno m (Hist) → Liorna f

Leghorn

n (Geog) → Livorno nt
References in classic literature ?
She wore a pale-blue, pansy-sprinkled muslin dress with more ruffles than one would ever have supposed economical Janet could be guilty of, and a white leghorn hat with pink roses and three ostrich feathers on it.
As usual, she was extraordinarily festooned and bedizened, with a limp Leghorn hat anchored to her head by many windings of faded gauze, and a little black velvet parasol on a carved ivory handle absurdly balanced over her much larger hatbrim.