What does the word hen mean?

Usage examples for hen

  1. " Mell," said she, " Mell the Hen- wife's son, I knew for long that you would come to me like this. – The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said by Padraic Colum
  2. The girl went off and cried, and called Mrs. Singleton Corey a stuck- up old hen who would freeze- and serve her right. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  3. The hen, being in her nest, was killed and eaten there by the eagle. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown