• WordNet 3.6
    • n Orpington English breed of large chickens with white skin
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Orpington A modern breed of domesticated fowls originated by William Cook and Sons at Orpington, Kent, England, in 1886. The breed resembles a clean-legged langshan and is the result of crosses between that bird, the Plymouth Rock, and the Black Minorca. There are ten varieties of the breed, single- and rose-combed of five colors. They are hardy, grow rapidly, and are good layers.
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In literature:

From the direction of Orpington Square came a horrid, choking scream.
"The Quest of the Sacred Slipper" by Sax Rohmer
Harry secured the second wallaby, and black Billy was given the Orpington rooster as his steed.
"A Little Bush Maid" by Mary Grant Bruce
He was a pure bred, massive Black Orpington cockerel, a scion of the finest strain in the land.
"Punch, Volume 156, January 22, 1919." by Various
All of the general purpose breeds (Rocks, Wyandottes, Reds and Orpingtons), with 1416 birds entered, averaged 160.2.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
Scattergood found him feeding a dozen White Orpingtons.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
Francesca, have you put a china egg where our Buff Orpingtons can see it?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, February 28, 1917" by Various
I got an incubator, filled it with Buff Orpington eggs and kept the thermometer at 103 deg.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
It appeared that one of them was a Buff Orpington and three were white Wyandottes and one had no particular politics.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 29, 1920" by Various
The Plymouth Rock, Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, and Orpington are the leading general-purpose breeds.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett

In news:

Hi – we found a molting (on the neck) Buff Orpington hen , clucking around our back door this morning.
Honey, a buff Orpington, checks out crimson clover.