Meadow hen

(Zool.) The American bittern
The American coot (Fulica).
The clapper rail.

See also: Meadow, Meadow, Meadow

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We need the tonic and wildness, to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground.