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tappit-hen

[tap-it-hen] /ˈtæp ɪtˌhɛn/
noun, Scot.
1.
a hen with a crest or topknot.
2.
a tankard, especially a large one, with a knob or ornament projecting from the top of its lid.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; tappit (Scots variant of topped; see top1, -ed3) + hen
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tappit-hen

/ˈtæpɪtˈhɛn/
noun (Scot)
1.
a hen with a crest
2.
a pewter tankard, usually with a distinctive knob on the lid
Word Origin
C18: from Scottish tappit topped, crested + hen
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