water hen

noun

Definition of water hen

: any of various birds (such as a coot or gallinule) of the rail family

First Known Use of water hen

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water hen was circa 1520

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“Water hen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20hen. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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