- 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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Examples from the Web for 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?
Cornish lingered a few minutes, and made the man's mind easy on this point.
"Yes; but that will be all right," retorted Cornish, with his gay laugh.
"We leave this morning," continued Cornish, in the same vein.
"Yes," said Cornish, moving his feet impatiently under the table.
Cornish glanced at his companion through the cigarette smoke, and said nothing.
- 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
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Word Origin and History for cornish
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