Blue Hen's Chickens
Definition of Blue Hen's Chickens
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Origin and Etymology of blue hen's chickens
probably from a nickname for a Delaware regiment in the Revolutionary War, known earlier as Caldwell's gamecocks, from blue hen, a kind of hen reputed to breed good gamecocks
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