Origin of hen
OTHER WORDS FROM henhen·like, adjectivehen·nish, adjective
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How to use hen in a sentence
In chickens, the hen controls whether the resulting chick is male or female.
That is not the case with egg-laying hens, which have been bred to put all their energy toward laying.
All the eggs produced by hens sexed with this technology are sold under the Respeggt brand, free from chick culling.
File this under, “Sure, I’ll watch your hens,” said the fox.
You can look at the number of hens laying eggs in this country.What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat? (Ep. 412)|Stephen J. Dubner|April 9, 2020|Freakonomics
He even claims that hen partridges conceive just by smelling the scent of males.
“[W]hen the going got tough, his economic team picked Wall Street,” Warren said.
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
He described her then as “a mother hen who took care of everyone.”Joni Ernst's Big Pivot: From Pig Castrator to Iowa Nice|Ben Jacobs|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“[W]hen a novelist finds an audience, even a small one … the relation is based on recognition, not misunderstanding,” he writes.
Out of the darkening sky rang the twanging call of a night-hawk, and the cluck of a dozing hen sounded from the foliage overhead.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
What can be prettier than a brood of chickens with a good motherly hen, like the one in this picture!
“Well, Hen knows how to kill snakes, but maybe she is a poor judge of character,” laughed Amy.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
The storm hath passed;I hear the birds rejoice; the hen,Returned into the road again,Her cheerful notes repeats.The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi|Giacomo Leopardi
Their manner of talking has been compared to the clucking of a hen, and by the Dutch to the "gobbling of a turkeycock."Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for hen
Word Origin for hen
Other Idioms and Phrases with hen
see mad as a hornet (wet hen); scarce as hen's teeth.