Chen

noun
\ ˈken \

Definition of Chen 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a genus (or subgenus of Anser) of geese having the adult plumage chiefly white — see snow goose

variants: or cheno-

Definition of chen- (Entry 2 of 2)

: goose Chenopodium

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History and Etymology for Chen

Noun

New Latin, from Greek chēn goose

Combining form

Greek chēn-, chēno-, from chēn

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