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Digby chicken

noun, Canadian (chiefly the Maritime Provinces) .
a smoked herring.
Origin of Digby chicken
First recorded in 1915-20; after Digby, a port in Nova Scotia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It's strange that no one has given us a Digby chicken since we came here.

    Amy in Acadia Helen Leah Reed
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Digby chicken

(Canadian, informal) dried herring
Word Origin
after Digby, a town in Nova Scotia, Canada
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