mud hen


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mud hen

n.
Any of various birds, such as the coot or rail, inhabiting marshy or coastal regions.

mud hen

n
1. (Animals) any of various birds that frequent marshes or similar places, esp the coots, rails, etc

mud′ hen`

or mud′hen`,


n.
any of various marsh-inhabiting birds, esp. the North American coot.
[1805–15, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mud hen - a coot found in North Americamud hen - a coot found in North America  
coot - slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks
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