Definition of hen and chickens in English:

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hen and chickens

Pronunciation: /ˌhen (ə)n ˈCHikənz/


Any of a number of plants producing additional small flower heads or offshoots.
  • Several species, especially the houseleeks (family Crassulaceae).
Example sentences
  • Each of the three ladies produced the old penny with the hen and chickens dated 1928.
  • My mother always had a pot of hen and chickens sitting on the porch.

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Syllabification: hen and chick·ens

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