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
/ (ˈdɪɡbɪ) /
Canadian informal dried herring
Word Origin for Digby chicken
after Digby, a town in Nova Scotia, Canada
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