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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·nish a. Of or pertaining to Cornwall, in England.
 Cornish chough. See Chough.
 Cornish engine, a single-acting pumping engine, used in mines, in Cornwall and elsewhere, and for water works. A heavy pump rod or plunger, raised by the steam, forces up the water by its weight, in descending.