noun, plural hens-and-chickens.
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Owing to their habit of producing a circle of young plants around the parent, they are commonly called "hen-and-chickens."The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits
Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Each schooner has several dories, which fish all round it, thus suggesting what is often called the hen-and-chickens style.All Afloat