- [C]小鸡 a bird that people keep on farms for its eggs and meat
- [U]鸡肉 the meat of cock or hen eaten as food
- the flesh of a chicken used for food
- a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
- a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
- a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops
- easily frightened
- He has a chicken farm.
- He is mending the wire mesh in front of the chicken coop.
- This soup tastes of chicken.
- There was fried chicken for dinner.
- Don't be a chicken.
- I was terrified, but I didn't want the others to think I was chicken.
- They thought I was chicken when I refused to go with them.
- The boy chickened out of climbing up the tree.
- I wanted to tell the boss what I thought, but I chickened out at the last minute.
The hawk snatched the chicken and flew away.
The new feed can fatten the chickens up quickly enough for market.
The old man likes raising rabbits, chickens, dogs and horses.
The farmyard was quiet, with just a few chickens scratching about.
They had chicken breasts for supper.
We all can eat off this large chicken for three days.
You can render the chicken down to make stock for soup.
For Christmas, we stuff the chicken with a mixture of bread and flavourings.
- chicken feed
为数甚微的款项; 小额钱币 paltry amount 〔sum〕
I wouldn't work for them; they're only paying chicken feed for a very demanding job. 我不愿为他们工作,对非常费力的工作,他们给的钱太少了。
- 为数甚微的款项; 小额钱币 paltry amount 〔sum〕
- count one's chickens (before they are hatched)
过于乐观 count on the outcome of sth before it has happened
Don't count your chickens and buy that new outfit until you're sure the bonus has been paid. 别指望得过早,等到你肯定会拿到奖金后再购置那套新衣服。
- 过于乐观 count on the outcome of sth before it has happened
- boil chicken 煮鸡
- bone a chicken 给鸡去骨
- cook chicken 烹鸡,煮鸡
- count one's chickens 数鸡
- dress a chicken 把鸡开膛洗净
- eat a chicken 吃鸡
- feed chickens 喂鸡
- kill a chicken 杀鸡
- open a chicken 把鸡开膛
- raise chickens 养鸡
- sell chickens 卖小鸡
- boiled chicken 煮熟的鸡
- fat chicken 肥胖的鸡
- roasted chicken 烤熟的鸡
- spring chicken 没有经验的年轻人,黄毛丫头
- young chicken 小鸡
- a brood of chickens 一群小鸡
- chicken可以指作为家禽的鸡,也可指作为食品的鸡肉。作“小鸡”解时是个体名词,可数; 作“鸡肉”解时则是物质名词,不可数。
- chicken还可作动词解,常与out连用,意思是“因害怕而打退堂鼓”。例如:I used to ski but I've chickened out.我过去滑雪,但现在打退堂鼓了。John was courageous and manly when others chickened out.当别人都害怕打退堂鼓了,可约翰却是勇气十足的,有个男子汉气魄。
误 The chicken laid an egg.
正 The hen laid an egg.
析 能下蛋的是成熟的母鸡,应该用hen; chicken是指小鸡,尚不到成熟期。
- ☆ 直接源自中古英语的chkien；最初源自古英语的cycen，意为小公鸡。
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- Gallus gallus原鸡
- chicken:chicken n. 小鸡, 小鸟, 鸡肉习惯用语count one's chickens before they're hatched 打如意算盘；过早乐观；蛋尚未孵先算鸡…