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moor·hen

 (mo͝or′hĕn′)
n. Chiefly British
A widely distributed gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) having a black body and a red and yellow bill that extends up onto the forehead.

[moor + hen.]

moorhen

(ˈmʊəˌhɛn; ˈmɔː-)
n
1. (Animals) a bird, Gallinula chloropus, inhabiting ponds, lakes, etc, having a black plumage, red bill, and a red shield above the bill: family Rallidae (rails)
2. (Animals) the female of the red grouse

moor•hen

(ˈmʊərˌhɛn)

n.
a common species of gallinule, Gallinula chloropus, of nearly worldwide distribution.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moorhen - black gallinule that inhabits ponds and lakesmoorhen - black gallinule that inhabits ponds and lakes
gallinule, swamphen, water hen, marsh hen - any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
2.moorhen - female red grouse
Lagopus scoticus, moorbird, moor-bird, moorfowl, moorgame, red grouse - reddish-brown grouse of upland moors of Great Britain
Translations
poule d’eau

moorhen

[ˈmʊəhen] Npolla f de agua

moorhen

nTeichhuhn nt

moorhen

[ˈmʊəˌhɛn] ngallinella d'acqua
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