Dictionary.com

swamphen

[ swomp-hen ]
/ ˈswɒmpˌhɛn /
Save This Word!

noun Ornithology.
any of several large Old World gallinules varying from purple to white, all possibly belonging to the single species Porphyrio porphyrio.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of swamphen

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
FEEDBACK