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hen fruit

noun, Facetious.
a hen's egg or eggs.
Origin of hen fruit
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "hen fruit, sunny side up," shouted Reddy, who was further advanced in his meal.

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West William MacLeod Raine
  • And there isn't anything I like better when camping out than plenty of hen fruit, together with the lacteal fluid from the cows.

    Chums of the Camp Fire Lawrence J. Leslie
  • There was only nine hundred samples of hen fruit in town, and one store had a corner on them.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • And the apparently ignorant man disappeared, soon to re-appear with a paper sack full of hen fruit.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
  • Certainly we, as a nation, are rapidly becoming eaters of hens and of hen fruit.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
Slang definitions & phrases for hen fruit

hen fruit


Eggs (1854+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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