cochin: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kō'chin, koch'in), [key]
— n.
  1. one of an Asian breed of chickens, resembling the Brahma but slightly smaller.


Pronunciation: (kō'chin), [key]
— n.
  1. a seaport in W Kerala, in SW India: first European fort in India, built by Portuguese 1503. 438,420.
  2. a former state in SW India; merged with Travancore 1949; a part of Kerala state since 1956.
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