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hen British & World English

A female bird, especially of a domestic fowl

fat hen British & World English

A herbaceous plant with mealy edible leaves, often considered to be a weed

hen run British & World English

An enclosed area in which hens may move freely in the open

bush-hen British & World English

An Australasian rail (bird) with plain brown and grey plumage

Cape hen British & World English

The white-chinned petrel of southern oceans, with mainly dark brown plumage

hen coop British & World English

A cage or pen in which hens are kept

hen night British & World English

A celebration held for a woman who is about to get married, attended only by women

hen party British & World English

A social gathering of women, especially a hen night

Cornish hen British & World English

Another term for Rock Cornish.

guinea hen British & World English

A guinea fowl, especially a female one

hen harrier British & World English

A widespread harrier of open country, the male of which is mainly pale grey and the female brown

mother hen British & World English

A person who sees to the needs of others, especially in a fussy or interfering way

native hen British & World English

A moorhen found in Australia, with mainly dark plumage and a greenish bill

Blue Hen State British & World English

A nickname for the state of Delaware.

hen and chickens British & World English

Any of a number of plants producing additional small flower heads or offshoots

moorhen British & World English

A small aquatic rail with mainly blackish plumage

henhouse British & World English

A small shed for keeping poultry in

waterhen British & World English

An aquatic rail, especially a moorhen or related bird

malleefowl British & World English

A megapode (bird) found in the mallee scrub of southern Australia, with pale patterned plumage

mallee hen in malleefowl British & World English

A megapode (bird) found in the mallee scrub of southern Australia, with pale patterned plumage

prairie chicken British & World English

A large North American grouse found on the prairies, the male being noted for the display dance in which it inflates two orange neck pouches and makes a booming sound

prairie hen in prairie chicken British & World English

A large North American grouse found on the prairies, the male being noted for the display dance in which it inflates two orange neck pouches and makes a booming sound

native hen in hen British & World English

Used in names of birds, especially waterbirds of the rail family, e.g. moorhen, native hen

1 Hen. IV in Henry, King New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Shakespeare plays The First Part of King Henry the Fourth, The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth, etc. are abbreviated 1 Hen. IV, 2 Hen. VI, etc.

2 Hen. VI in Henry, King New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Shakespeare plays The First Part of King Henry the Fourth, The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth, etc. are abbreviated 1 Hen. IV, 2 Hen. VI, etc.

Cornish game hen in Cornish hen British & World English

Another term for Rock Cornish.

Rock Cornish British & World English

A stocky chicken of a breed which is kept for its meat

Rock Cornish hen in Rock Cornish British & World English

A stocky chicken of a breed which is kept for its meat

Rock Cornish game hen in Rock Cornish British & World English

A stocky chicken of a breed which is kept for its meat


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