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henhouse

[hen-hous] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊs/
noun, plural henhouses
[hen-hou-ziz] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a shelter for poultry.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; hen + house
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British Dictionary definitions for hen-house

henhouse

/ˈhɛnˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
a coop for hens
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Word Origin and History for hen-house
n.

1510s, from hen + house (n.). As a place cheifly inhabited by or ruled by women, from 1785.

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