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marsh hen

noun
1.
any of various rails or raillike birds.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10, Americanism
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Examples from the web for marsh hen
  • The king rail's preference for freshwater marshes has led to two other common names, marsh hen and freshwater marsh hen.
  • These are the long-billed marsh wren, the clapper rail or marsh hen, and the seaside sparrow.
British Dictionary definitions for marsh hen

marsh hen

noun
1.
any bird that frequents marshes and swamps, esp a rail, coot, or gallinule
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