from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A Spanish island in the Balearics of the western Mediterranean Sea. Held by the British and the French at various times during the 18th century, it was a Loyalist stronghold in the Spanish Civil War.
- n. A domestic fowl of a breed originating in the Mediterranean region and having white or black plumage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. One of the Balearic Islands of Spain.
- proper n. A breed of poultry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A breed of domesticated fowls of the Mediterranean class, somewhat similar to the Leghorns, but longer-bodied and heavier. They are good table fowls, lay the year around, and are non-sitters.
After Minorca 1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin Balearis Minor. (Wiktionary)