[ grey-hen ]
/ ˈgreɪˈhɛn /

noun British.

the female of the black grouse.

Origin of greyhen

1400–50; late Middle English. See grey, hen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for greyhen

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

    The Story of a Red Deer|J. W. Fortescue
  • For the poults had been rather troublesome that morning, and the Greyhen's temper was a little upset in consequence.

    The Story of a Red Deer|J. W. Fortescue

British Dictionary definitions for greyhen

/ (ˈɡreɪˌhɛn) /


the female of the black grouseCompare blackcock
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