hen and chickens


: any of several plants having offsets, runners, or flowers that send out shoots
especially : houseleek

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hen and chickens was in 1884

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“Hen and chickens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hen%20and%20chickens. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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