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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch kuken, kiken, originally from Proto-Germanic *kiukīną. A modern variant form is kieken. Cognate to German Küken (from German Low German) and English chicken.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkœy̯.kə(n)/
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  • Hyphenation: kui‧ken
  • Rhymes: -œy̯kən

NounEdit

kuiken n (plural kuikens, diminutive kuikentje n)

  1. (zoology) chick, the hatched young of a bird, especially fowl

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