Digby chicken


noun Canadian (chiefly the Maritime Provinces).

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

/ (ˈdɪɡbɪ) /

noun

Canadian informal dried herring

Word Origin for Digby chicken

after Digby, a town in Nova Scotia, Canada
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