heath hen


noun

an American gallinaceous bird, Tympanuchus cupido cupido, closely related to the prairie chicken: extinct.
the female of the black grouse.

Nearby words

  1. heater,
  2. heath,
  3. heath cock,
  4. heath family,
  5. heath grass,
  6. heath robinson,
  7. heath wren,
  8. heath, sir edward richard george,
  9. heathberry,
  10. heathen

Origin of heath hen

First recorded in 1585–95

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British Dictionary definitions for heath hen

heath hen

noun

another name for greyhen
a recently extinct variety of the prairie chicken
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