Australorp

[aw-struh-lawrp]

noun

one of an Australian breed of chickens valued for egg production.

Origin of Australorp

First recorded in 1920–25; Austral(ian) + Orp(ington)

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British Dictionary definitions for australorp

Australorp

noun

a heavy black breed of domestic fowl

Word Origin for Australorp

shortened from Austral (ian Black) Orp (ington)

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