- a former state in S French Indochina: now part of Vietnam.
Examples from the Web for cochin-china
I will endeavor to procure some to be brought from Cochin-China.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson
He purchased what he was assured were pure "Cochin-China" eggs.
Cochin-China eggs of you, for which I paid you six dollars, cash.
I know what a Cochin-China fowl is, too well to be deceived in this way.
Sugar is a great article of export in Cochin-China and Siam.
Word Origin and History for cochin-china
old name of a region and French colony in southern Vietnam, from French Cochin-China, from Portuguese corruption of Ko-chen, of uncertain meaning; the China added to distinguish it from the town and port of Cochin in southwest India, the name of which is Tamil, perhaps from koncham "little," in reference to the river there.