• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cochin-china a large-sized hen originally from Cochin-China
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In literature:

No doubt, most of our readers may have observed in the daily prints occasional allusions to the French War in Cochin China.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863" by Various
Where are Cochin China, and Corea?
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
The dry rice of Cochin-China has the reputation of being the whitest to the eye, best flavored to the taste, and most productive.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The books state correctly that it is a native of Cochin China.
"About Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
The name "Ciamba" appears on Martin Behaim's globe, 1492, as a province corresponding to Cochin-China.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
From their home in China and Cochin China the orange and its smaller brother, the mandarin, have spread over India and far around.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
I will endeavor to procure some to be brought from Cochin-China.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
A Narrative of Exploration and Adventure in Cochin-China, Cambodia, Laos, and Siam.
"The Cockatoo's Story" by Mrs. George Cupples
They no longer soar, and they attain only to a Shanghai and Cochin-China grandeur.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
My father's nephew, of whom I have made mention before, was returned from Cochin China, to take over some priests from Europe.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon

In poetry:

His notions of our leading men
Are mixed and misty very:
He knows a cochin-china hen —
He never speaks of Berry.
"Billy Vickers" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Amanda is a silver laced cochin, a breed from China, owned by Greg Howes.