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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter hen`(n.)

or wa′ter•hen`

  1. Category: Ornithology

    Ref: moorhen. 1

  2. the American coot

    Fulica americana.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of water hen:

1520–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. American coot, marsh hen, mud hen, water hen, Fulica americana(noun)

    a coot found in North America

  2. gallinule, marsh hen, water hen, swamphen(noun)

    any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens

Wiktionary

  1. water hen(Noun)

    the moorhen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water hen

    any gallinule

  2. Water hen

    the common American coot

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