marsh hen

noun

Definition of marsh hen

1 : any of various American rails

First Known Use of marsh hen

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about marsh hen

Time Traveler for marsh hen

Time Traveler

The first known use of marsh hen was in 1709

See more words from the same year

Statistics for marsh hen

Cite this Entry

“Marsh hen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marsh%20hen. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

Comments on marsh hen

What made you want to look up marsh hen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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