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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chicken  \Chick"en\,  n.  [AS.  cicen,  cyceun  dim.  of  coc  cock; 
  akin  to  LG  kiken,  k["u]ken,  D.  Kieken  kuiken  G. 
  k["u]chkein.  See  {Cock}  the  animal.] 
  1.  A  young  bird  or  fowl,  esp.  a  young  barnyard  fowl. 
 
  2.  A  young  person;  a  child;  esp.  a  young  woman;  a  maiden. 
  ``Stella  is  no  chicken.''  --Swift. 
 
  {Chicken  cholera},  a  contagious  disease  of  fowls;  --  so 
  called  because  first  studied  during  the  prevalence  of  a 
  cholera  epidemic  in  France.  It  has  no  resemblance  to  true 
  cholera. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chicken 
  adj  :  (informal)  easily  frightened  [syn:  {chickenhearted},  {lily-livered}, 
  {white-livered},  {yellow},  {yellow-bellied}] 
  n  1:  the  flesh  of  a  chicken  used  for  food  [syn:  {poulet},  {volaille}] 
  2:  bred  for  flesh  or  eggs;  believed  to  have  been  developed  from 
  the  red  jungle  fowl  [syn:  {Gallus  gallus}] 
  3:  a  person  who  lacks  confidence,  is  irresolute  and  wishy-washy 
  [syn:  {wimp},  {crybaby}] 
  4:  a  foolhardy  competition;  a  dangerous  activity  that  is 
  continued  until  one  competitor  becomes  afraid  and  stops 




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