Part of speech: noun

A female fowl or bird.

Part of speech: noun

Domestic fowl, without regard to sex.

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Usage examples "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", 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", B. M. Bower.
  3. The hen, being in her nest, was killed and eaten there by the eagle. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.