- one of an English breed of chicken, having five toes on each foot instead of the usual four.
Origin of Dorking
First recorded in 1830–40; named after Dorking, town in Surrey, England
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Examples from the Web for dorking
What should I know about horses or Alderneys or Dorking fowls?Roden's Corner
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Then I want her to have one of those young Dorking hens your father got the other day.
The real history of Dorking has traditions of the table and the cellar.
Two Dorking cricketers belong to the glorious days of Cotmandene.
East of Dorking and the Deepdene are half-a-dozen Betchworths.
- a heavy breed of domestic fowl
C19: after Dorking, town in Surrey
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