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Orpington

[ awr-ping-tuhn ]
/ ˈɔr pɪŋ tən /
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noun

one of a breed of large, white-skinned chickens.

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Origin of Orpington

First recorded in 1890–95; after Orpington, town in Kent, England

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British Dictionary definitions for Orpington (1 of 2)

Orpington1
/ (ˈɔːpɪŋtən) /

noun

a heavy breed of domestic fowl of various single colours, laying brown eggs
a breed of brown duck with an orange bill

British Dictionary definitions for Orpington (2 of 2)

Orpington2
/ (ˈɔːpɪŋtən) /

noun

a district of SE London, part of the Greater London borough of Bromley from 1965
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