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language belonging to the Brythonic group of the Celtic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. See Celtic languagesCeltic languages,
subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. At one time, during the Hellenistic period, Celtic speech extended all the way from Britain and the Iberian Peninsula in the west across Europe to Asia Minor in the east, where a district still known as
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See P. B. Ellis, The Cornish Language and Its Literature (1974).



(also Cornish hens), a breed of chickens developed for meat production. They were developed in England in the duchy of Cornwall by crossing fighting cocks of an ancient English breed with aseels and malays. According to the color of their plumage, they are distinguished as Dark, White, and White-laced Red Cornish. The most common are those with predominantly white feathers.

Cornishes have a sharply pronounced flesh-and-fat-covered carcass. The cock weighs approximately 4.2 kg, and the hen approximately 3.3 kg. The hen lays 110–130 eggs per year. The eggs are light brown and weigh 57–58 g. Birds of the Cornish breed mature rapidly and transmit their meat-producing characteristics to succeeding generations. They are widely used for crossbreeding with egg-and-meat producers to obtain hybrid chicks that are raised for their meat. Cornish chickens are raised in Great Britain, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Japan. In the USSR there are some lines of this breed on farms in the Lithuanian SSR and in several oblasts of the RSFSR, including the Moscow and Leningrad oblasts.


a former language of Cornwall, belonging to the S Celtic branch of the Indo-European family and closely related to Breton: extinct by 1800; has experienced a revival since the early 20th century
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