game hen

noun

Definition of game hen

: an immature domestic hen (such as a Cornish game hen) weighing usually less than two pounds and used especially for roasting

Examples of game hen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Larger portions that serve four to five people are $75.95 for game hens and pork loin and $99.95 for prime rib. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout, dine-in meals for Mother’s Day," 4 May 2020 Meals that serve two to three people are $49.95 with choices of game hens or pork loin and $64.95 for prime rib. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout, dine-in meals for Mother’s Day," 4 May 2020 The game hen, stuffed with lemongrass, comes with a ruffle of roti, pliable and laminated, flaky at the edges, ideal for cleaning out the sauce at the bottom of the dish. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "At Nari, a Thai Chef Revitalizes Fine Dining," 11 Feb. 2020 The grocer is also taking orders for ham, duck, goose, game hen, and Thanksgiving meal packages. oregonlive, "Where to order Thanksgiving turkeys in the Portland area, and how much to buy," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of game hen

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Game hen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/game%20hen. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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game hen

noun

English Language Learners Definition of game hen

: a young, small hen used especially for roasting

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