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mud hen

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noun
any of various marsh-inhabiting birds, especially the American coot.
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Origin of mud hen

First recorded in 1800–10
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British Dictionary definitions for mud hen

mud hen

noun
any of various birds that frequent marshes or similar places, esp the coots, rails, etc
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