hen fruit

  1. a hen's egg or eggs.

Origin of hen fruit

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

Words Nearby hen fruit

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How to use hen fruit in a sentence

  • And there isn't anything I like better when camping out than plenty of hen fruit, together with the lacteal fluid from the cows.

    Chums of the Camp Fire | Lawrence J. Leslie
  • There was only nine hundred samples of hen fruit in town, and one store had a corner on them.

    The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service
  • And please forbear showing your appreciation by the customary liberal supply of ancient hen fruit, tomatoes, and cabbage flowers.

    What's your hurry? | George Niblo
  • And the apparently ignorant man disappeared, soon to re-appear with a paper sack full of hen fruit.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck | R. Pitcher Woodward
  • You can have all the fruit you want to; but I demand the pair of hen-fruit, too.