marsh hen

noun

Definition of marsh hen

1 : any of various American rails
2 : bittern

First Known Use of marsh hen

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Marsh hen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marsh%20hen. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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