Definition of Chickens

1. Noun. (plural of chicken) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of chicken) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chickens

1. chicken [v] - See also: chicken

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chickens

chickenhouse
chickenhouses
chickening
chickenless
chickenlike
chickenlips
chickenpox
chickenpox immune globulin
chickenpox immunization
chickenpox immunoglobulin
chickenpox vaccine
chickenpox virus
chickenpoxes
chickenries
chickenry
chickens (current term)
chickeny
chickenyard
chickenyards
chickeree
chickhood
chicklet
chicklets
chicklike
chickling
chickories
chickory
chickpea
chickpea plant

Literary usage of Chickens

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1891)
"At the same time ten chickens, hatched from the same hens mated with a Plymouth Bock cock, ... The chickens were about six weeks old, healthy and vigorous, ..."

2. Scribners Monthly (1878)
"Of these, I will say that half die, that will make five chickens for each ... Next year I set these sixty and they bring up five chickens each,—I am sure ..."

3. The Games & Diversions of Argyleshire by Robert Craig Maclagan (1901)
"When the fox is the attacker, what is the hen and chickens when the gled ... The Gaelic formula when the above is played as "Cock, Hen, and chickens" is as ..."

4. History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Known Period to 1850 by John William De Forest (1853)
"A considerable tribe had collected at this locality, and chickens would thus find himself among his own race with no probability of being disturbed by the ..."

5. The Improved Housewife: Or, Book of Receipts; with Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster, A married lady (1847)
"If you want the chickens browned, stew them till tender without the pork, then brown the pork ; take that up ; then, putting in the chickens, fry them till ..."

6. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"(b) Leukemia of chickens. Leukemia of chickens is an affection of the blood-forming organs, caused by an infection, and is associated with a considerable ..."

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