Definition of hen and chickens in English:

hen and chickens

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  • Any of a number of plants producing additional small flower heads or offshoots.
    • Several species, especially the houseleek Jovibarba sobilifera (family Crassulaceae)
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    • 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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