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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Adult female bird; Adult female chicken.

Usage examples (33)
  • An egg today is better than a hen tomorrow.
  • There are still a few situations in which I would put a decoy out but a hen is all you need.
  • Orlean's experiences with poultry-keeping are uncannily similar to mine; her crowing "hen" is Laura, ours was Loretta.
  • The little brown hen is huddled in the fence corner, for more
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