- of, relating to, or characteristic of Cornwall, England, its inhabitants, or the Cornish language.
- the Celtic language of Cornwall, extinct since c1800.
- one of an English breed of chickens raised chiefly for crossing with other breeds to produce roasters.
Origin of Cornish
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Contemporary Examples of cornish
Two years later, in 1953, he evacuated to Cornish and became a celebrity recluse.What We Really Know about J.D. Salinger
September 9, 2013
Even after Salinger had decamped to Cornish, he loved to lunch with William Shawn and Lillian Ross at the Algonquin in New York.
In fact, Salinger spent his last, reclusive decades in his Cornish, N.H. living room, screening Lost Horizon and other classics.
[HOST AUDIE] CORNISH: But I understand there's more to Gilchrist's story.
CORNISH: Now, what about some of the other business people Romney is spotlighting?
Historical Examples of cornish
"Yes; but that will be all right," retorted Cornish, with his gay laugh.
Cornish lingered a few minutes, and made the man's mind easy on this point.
"We leave this morning," continued Cornish, in the same vein.
Cornish received the invitation the day after returning from Holland.
He broke off, and looked at Cornish with his slow and rather ponderous smile.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Cornwall, its inhabitants, their former language, or their present-day dialect of English
- a former language of Cornwall, belonging to the S Celtic branch of the Indo-European family and closely related to Breton: extinct by 1800
- the Cornish (functioning as plural) the natives or inhabitants of Cornwall