Sea hen


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Sea´ hen`


1.(Zool.) The common guillemot; - applied also to various other sea birds.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Their huge, ironwood canoes, called pirogues, have a variety of odd names, from Dago Babe, to Sea Hen and Wonderful Jesus.
The commonest are the roes of the common striped mullet (Mugil cephalus), and especially lumpfish roe from the sea hen (Cyclopterus lumpus), a scorpaeniform from the North Sea which spawns small (1-2 mm diameter), greenish eggs, which are often dyed black.