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water hen

or waterhen

noun
1.
moorhen (def 1).
2.
the American coot, Fulica americana.
Origin of water hen
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30
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Examples from the Web for water hen
Historical Examples
  • Their habits bear a strong resemblance to those of the water hen.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
  • At that moment she heard a noise at her feet which frightened her and a water hen jumped into the water, terrified.

    Nobody's Girl Hector Malot
British Dictionary definitions for water hen

water hen

noun
1.
another name for gallinule
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