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 (dŏm′ə-nēk′, dŏm′ə-nĭk)
Any of a breed of American domestic chickens having black-and-white barred plumage and yellow legs.

[After Dominica.]


(ˌdɒmɪˈniːk) ,




(Breeds) a breed of chicken in the US


(ˌdɒm əˈnik)

also Dom•i•nick

(ˈdɒm ə nɪk)

an American breed of chicken with gray, barred plumage.
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Noun1.Dominique - American breed of chicken having barred grey plumage raised for meat and brown eggs
Gallus gallus, chicken - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
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The Grève had then that sinister aspect which it preserves to-day from the execrable ideas which it awakens, and from the sombre town hall of Dominique Bocador, which has replaced the Pillared House.
The two travelers proceeded to the Rue Saint Dominique and stopped at the door of a magnificent hotel, surmounted with the arms of De Luynes.
Of the many different breeds and crosses I've tried through the years, I am particularly fond of Dominiques (often referred to by old timers as "dominekers").
I was first attracted to Dominiques by their historical significance, as they are one of the oldest of American poultry breeds.
The color of the plumage distinguishes the Dominiques from all other fowls with similar characteristics of form.