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[hen-hous] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊs/
noun, plural henhouses
[hen-hou-ziz] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a shelter for poultry.
Origin of henhouse
First recorded in 1505-15; hen + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The man that they were discussing had come round to them past the henhouse.

  • That's Sol Cobb's henhouse and the old rooster is in, judgin' by the signs.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Dad says he cal'lates we'll have to build a raft to get to the henhouse on.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • There was a small stable and a henhouse and yard just behind it.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Perez turned, looked as directed, and saw the henhouse in flames.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Sam'l leant against the henhouse as if all his desire to depart had gone.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • They were china eggs which I found in Farmer Green's henhouse.

    The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for henhouse


a coop for hens
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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