greyhen


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grey·hen

 (grā′hĕn′)
n.
The female of the black grouse.

greyhen

(ˈɡreɪˌhɛn) or

grayhen

n
(Animals) the female of the black grouse. Compare blackcock
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Noun1.greyhen - female black grousegreyhen - female black grouse      
black grouse - grouse of which the male is bluish-black
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I very nearly stepped on a sitting greyhen once, so well concealed as she was.
In the moorland patches at UPM Tilhill's Coed Llandegla, Wrexham, male Black Grouse perform a similar ritual, hoping to catch the eye of the greyhens (the misnamed brown females).