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heath hen

noun
1.
an American gallinaceous bird, Tympanuchus cupido cupido, closely related to the prairie chicken: extinct.
2.
the female of the black grouse.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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heath hen

noun
1.
another name for greyhen
2.
a recently extinct variety of the prairie chicken
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