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1A chicken of a buff, white, or black breed.
- ‘The black strain of Orpington developed further in the southern hemisphere to become the Australorp.’
2A duck of a buff or white breed, kept for its meat.
- ‘The Buff Orpington, Cayuga and Black East Indian for example are not generally bred in Australia although they are well known in other countries.’
Late 19th century: from Orpington, the name of a town in Kent.
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