- one of a breed of large, white-skinned chickens.
Origin of Orpington
First recorded in 1890–95; after Orpington, town in Kent, England
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Examples from the Web for orpington
The deafness of dear Violet Orpington sometimes spoiled this game.Marge Askinforit
He called his new breed the Orpington, giving it the name of the town in which he lived.Our Domestic Birds
John H. Robinson
The Orpington—Jonah, Norah called him—was not inclined to race.A Little Bush Maid
Mary Grant Bruce
A visitor, driving from Orpington to Down, told the cabman to go faster.
Greycroft shall be my field of conquest and the white plume that leads to victory will be an Orpington.Miss Pat at School
- a heavy breed of domestic fowl of various single colours, laying brown eggs
- a breed of brown duck with an orange bill
- a district of SE London, part of the Greater London borough of Bromley from 1965
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