noun \ˈhen\

: an adult female chicken

: a female bird of any kind

Full Definition of HEN

a :  a female chicken especially over a year old; broadly :  a female bird
b :  the female of various mostly aquatic animals (as lobsters or fish)
:  woman; especially :  a fussy middle-aged woman

Origin of HEN

Middle English, from Old English henn; akin to Old English hana rooster — more at chant
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HEN

HEN Defined for Kids


noun \ˈhen\

Definition of HEN for Kids

:  a female domestic fowl
:  a female bird
July 06, 2015
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