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greyhen

[ grey-hen ]

noun

, British.
  1. the female of the black grouse.


greyhen

/ ˈɡreɪˌhɛn /

noun

  1. the female of the black grouse Compare blackcock


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Word History and Origins

Origin of greyhen1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English; grey, hen

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Example Sentences

For the poults had been rather troublesome that morning, and the Greyhen's temper was a little upset in consequence.

"Bless your kind heart, and good-day to your ladyship," answered the Greyhen.

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