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hen-and-chickens

[hen-uh n-chik-uh nz] /ˈhɛn ənˈtʃɪk ənz/
noun, plural hens-and-chickens.
1.
any of several succulent plants that grow in clusters or colonies formed by runners or offshoots, as those of the genera Echeveria and Sempervivum.
Compare houseleek.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95
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British Dictionary definitions for hen and chickens

hen-and-chickens

noun (pl) hens-and-chickens
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) any of several plants, such as the houseleek and ground ivy, that produce many offsets or runners
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