any of various rails or raillike birds.
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How to use marsh hen in a sentence
Is it known to the little marsh-hen that cunningly builds her nest at the foot of the sedges?Virginia: The Old Dominion | Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
Sedge′-hen, a marsh-hen; Sedge′-war′bler, a reed-warbler, the sedge-wren.
Marsh-Hen, much the same as in Europe, only she makes another sort of Noise, and much shriller.A New Voyage to Carolina | John Lawson
In the meantime he would not rob that marsh hen's nest which he had found.The Voice of the People | Ellen Glasgow
British Dictionary definitions for marsh hen
any bird that frequents marshes and swamps, esp a rail, coot, or gallinule
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