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Co·chin 1

1. A former kingdom of southern India on the Malabar Coast of the Arabian Sea. Rising to regional prominence after the 12th century, the kingdom fell under European domination beginning in the 16th century.
2. See Kochi.

[Ultimately from Portuguese Cochim, from Malayalam Kocci, Kochi.]

Co·chin 2

A large domestic chicken of a breed developed in Asia, having thickly feathered legs. Also called Cochin China, Shanghai.

[After Cochin China1.]


(ˈkəʊtʃɪn; ˈkɒtʃ-)
1. (Placename) a region and former state of SW India: part of Kerala state since 1956
2. (Placename) a port in SW India, on the Malabar Coast: the first European settlement in India, founded by Vasco da Gama in 1502: shipbuilding, engineering. Pop: 596 473 (2001). Local official name: Kochi
3. (Breeds) a large breed of domestic fowl, with dense plumage and feathered legs, that originated in Cochin China


(ˈkoʊ tʃɪn, ˈkɒtʃ ɪn)

an Asian chicken, resembling the Brahma but slightly smaller.
[1850–55; short for Cochin-China fowl]


(ˈkoʊ tʃɪn)

a seaport in W Kerala, in SW India: first European fort in India, built by Portuguese 1503. 686,000.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cochin - Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legscochin - Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
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The captain as often as possible put up his sails, and under the double action of steam and sail the vessel made rapid progress along the coasts of Anam and Cochin China.
My partner endeavoured to encourage me by describing the several ports of that coast, and told me he would put in on the coast of Cochin China, or the bay of Tonquin, intending afterwards to go to Macao, where a great many European families resided, and particularly the missionary priests, who usually went thither in order to their going forward to China.
The birds that the two girls had brought in were duly returned to the yard, and the process was repeated till all the pet cocks and hens had been submitted to the old woman--Hamburghs, Bantams, Cochins, Brahmas, Dorkings, and such other sorts as were in fashion just then--her perception of each visitor being seldom at fault as she received the bird upon her knees.
I don't want no more stone-ballast hove at us 'long o' your calm' Miquelon boats 'footy cochins,' same's you did off Le Have.
According to the new schedule, the flight will leave Cochin at 23.
Five people were killed and seven were injured in fire incident onboard Sagar Bhushan, an oil rig of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), undergoing repairs at Cochin Shipyard.
She teetered with fragility and palpable excitement as she made her way through this neighborhood in the city of Cochin in the region of Kerala, on the southwestern coast of India.
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A high level delegation from International Development Division of the BCA visited the city and offered its 'game-changing' technology to build a friendly and sustainable environment in Cochin that has many similarities with Singapore.
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