Pronunciation: (kō'chin, koch'in),[key] —n. one of an Asian breed of chickens, resembling the Brahma but slightly smaller.
Pronunciation: (kō'chin),[key] —n. 1. a seaport in W Kerala, in SW India: first European fort in India, built by Portuguese 1503. 438,420.
2. a former state in SW India; merged with Travancore 1949; a part of Kerala state since 1956.