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 Kicking around since 1965, the fine-dining establishment reminds you of a bygone era of white tablecloths, Cornish game hen as the pinnacle of sophisticated cuisine, and learning about gossip inside the walls of a restaurant instead of through a pocket-sized screen. Emma Balter, Chron, 5 Apr. 2023 There’s game hen stuffed with chicken-gizzard dirty rice; panang lamb neck; vegan green curry bucatini with pistachio gremolata; and an off-menu dish of lamb chops with fried prawn heads, sautéed morning glory and mint tapioca — Argoti’s take on surf and turf — to round out the larger plates. Stephanie Breijostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2023 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, 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, 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, 11 Feb. 2020 The grocer is also taking orders for ham, duck, goose, game hen, and Thanksgiving meal packages. oregonlive, 7 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of game hen was in 1975

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“Game hen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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