water hen

or wa·ter·hen

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noun

the American coot, Fulica americana.

Nearby words

  1. water gum,
  2. water gun,
  3. water hammer,
  4. water heater,
  5. water hemlock,
  6. water hog,
  7. water hole,
  8. water hyacinth,
  9. water ice,
  10. water intoxication

Origin of water hen

First recorded in 1520–30

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British Dictionary definitions for water hen

water hen

noun

another name for gallinule
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