[ koh-chin, koch-in ]
/ ˈkoʊ tʃɪn, ˈkɒtʃ ɪn /


one of an Asian breed of chickens, resembling the Brahma but slightly smaller.

Origin of cochin

First recorded in 1850–55; short for Cochin-China fowl

Definition for cochin (2 of 2)

[ koh-chin ]
/ ˈkoʊ tʃɪn /


a former state in SW India; merged with Travancore 1949; a part of Kerala state since 1956.
former name of Kochi. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cochin

/ (ˈkəʊtʃɪn, ˈkɒtʃ-) /


a region and former state of SW India: part of Kerala state since 1956
a port in SW India, on the Malabar Coast: the first European settlement in India, founded by Vasco da Gama in 1502: shipbuilding, engineering. Pop: 596 473 (2001)Local official name: Kochi
a large breed of domestic fowl, with dense plumage and feathered legs, that originated in Cochin China
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