hazel hen


: a European woodland grouse (Bonasa bonasia) related to the ruffed grouse

called also hazel grouse

Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hazel hen was in 1661

Dictionary Entries Near hazel hen

Cite this Entry

“Hazel hen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazel%20hen. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!