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greyhen

[grey-hen] /ˈgreɪˈhɛn/
noun, British
1.
the female of the black grouse.
Origin of greyhen
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English. See grey, hen
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  • "Bless your kind heart, and good-day to your ladyship," answered the greyhen.

    The Story of a Red Deer J. W. Fortescue
  • For the poults had been rather troublesome that morning, and the greyhen's temper was a little upset in consequence.

    The Story of a Red Deer J. W. Fortescue
British Dictionary definitions for greyhen

greyhen

/ˈɡreɪˌhɛn/
noun
1.
the female of the black grouse Compare blackcock
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