Where does the word “leghorn” come from and What does leghorn mean?

Whether it be straw hat or chicken is all the same.

The original of either was produced at Legorno, Italy, or, as the English had previously misnamed it, Leghorn.

Even yet, though the Italians have renamed it Livorno, it remains Leghorn on British and American maps.

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