marsh hen

marsh hen

marsh hen EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun any of various rails or raillike birds.

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  • Origin of marsh hen An Americanism dating back to 1700–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for marsh hen Historical Examples of marsh hen

  • Sedge′-hen, a marsh-hen; Sedge′-war′bler, a reed-warbler, the sedge-wren.

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  • Marsh-Hen, much the same as in Europe, only she makes another sort of Noise, and much shriller.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for marsh hen marsh hen noun any bird that frequents marshes and swamps, esp a rail, coot, or gallinule Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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