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CORNISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Cornish mean? 

CORNISH (noun)
  The noun CORNISH has 2 senses:

1. a Celtic language spoken in Cornwall
2. English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters

  Familiarity information: CORNISH used as a noun is rare.


CORNISH (adjective)
  The adjective CORNISH has 1 sense:

1. of or related to Cornwall or its people or the Cornish language

  Familiarity information: CORNISH used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CORNISH (noun)


Sense 1Cornish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A Celtic language spoken in Cornwall

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Cornish" is a kind of...):

Brittanic; Brythonic (a southern group of Celtic languages)


Sense 2Cornish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Cornish fowl; Cornish

Hypernyms ("Cornish" is a kind of...):

domestic fowl; fowl; poultry (a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl)


CORNISH (adjective)


Sense 1Cornish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or related to Cornwall or its people or the Cornish language

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

Cornwall (a hilly county in southwestern England)


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