Cornish

[ kawr-nish ]
/ ˈkɔr nɪʃ /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Cornwall, England, its inhabitants, or the Cornish language.

noun

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.

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Origin of Cornish

1350–1400; late Middle English, apparently syncopated variant of Middle English Cornwelisse.See Cornwall, -ish1
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British Dictionary definitions for Cornish

Cornish
/ (ˈkɔːnɪʃ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Cornwall, its inhabitants, their former language, or their present-day dialect of English

noun

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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