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Houdan

[ hoo-dan ]
/ ˈhu dæn /
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noun
one of a French breed of chickens having a V-shaped comb, five toes, and mottled or black plumage.
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Origin of Houdan

First recorded in 1870–75; after Houdan, village near Paris where these hens were bred
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British Dictionary definitions for Houdan

Houdan
/ (ˈhuːdæn) /

noun
a breed of light domestic fowl originally from France, with a distinctive full crest

Word Origin for Houdan

C19: named after Houdan, village near Paris where the breed originated
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