Origin of hen
Related formshen·like, adjectivehen·nish, adjective
Examples from the Web for hen
He even claims that hen partridges conceive just by smelling the scent of males.
He eventually brings his wife and children over, and later he manages a hen and rabbit farm.Nothing Was Banal About Eichmann’s Evil, Says a Scathing New Biography|Michael Signer|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Astrid was one of a handful of guests at the Duchess of Cambridge's hen night party last year.
She installed it in the hen house so that the chickens would eat more, be healthy, lay more eggs, and be more profitable.Women | Tools | Technology: Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves|Daily Beast Promotions|March 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
This darling chocolate-making kitchen is perfect for hen parties or corporate escapes.
It is needless to say that the peanut party is strictly a "hen" function.Cupology|Clara
Robert was in the habit of saying: "My hen pecks, but she gives me plenty of chickens."Women of Medival France|Pierce Butler
He had got about half-way, when a hen rose a few feet from him, at his right.The Young Surveyor;|J. T. Trowbridge
They have no more sympathy for them than a hound has for a hare, or a hawk for a hen, or a tiger for a calf.New Tabernacle Sermons|Thomas De Witt Talmage
The Spanish name is gallina del campo, literally, hen of the field.The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52|Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
British Dictionary definitions for hen
Word Origin for hen
Idioms and Phrases with hen
see mad as a hornet (wet hen); scarce as hen's teeth.