Cochin



[koh-chin, koch-in] /ˈkoʊ tʃɪn, ˈkɒtʃ ɪn/

noun
1.
one of an Asian breed of chickens, resembling the Brahma but slightly smaller.
[koh-chin] /ˈkoʊ tʃɪn/
noun
1.
a seaport in W Kerala, in SW India: first European fort in India, built by Portuguese 1503.
2.
a former state in SW India; merged with Travancore 1949; a part of Kerala state since 1956.
/ˈkəʊtʃɪn; ˈkɒtʃ-/
noun
1.
a region and former state of SW India: part of Kerala state since 1956
2.
a port in SW India, on the Malabar Coast: the first European settlement in India, founded by Vasco da Gama in 1502: shipbuilding, engineering. Pop: 596 473 (2001) Local official name Kochi
3.
a large breed of domestic fowl, with dense plumage and feathered legs, that originated in Cochin China

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