/leg"hawrn'/ for 1-3; /leg"euhrn, -hawrn'/ 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 Mediterranean breed of chickens that are prolific layers of white-shelled eggs.

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Breed of chicken that originated in Italy; the only Mediterranean breed of importance today.

Of the 12 varieties, the single-comb white leghorn is more popular than all the other leghorns combined; the leading egg producer of the world, it lays white eggs and is kept in large numbers in England, Canada, Australia, and the U.S.

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