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Digby chicken

noun Canadian (chiefly the Maritime Provinces ).
  1. a smoked herring.
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Origin of Digby chicken

First recorded in 1915–20; after Digby, a port in Nova Scotia
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British Dictionary definitions for digby chicken

Digby chicken

Digby chick

noun
  1. Canadian informal dried herring
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Word Origin for Digby chicken

after Digby, a town in Nova Scotia, Canada
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