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water hen

also wa·ter·hen (wô′tər-hĕn′, wŏt′ər-)
n.
Any of various waterbirds of the family Rallidae, as the gallinule, rail, or coot, that inhabit marshland.

water hen

n
(Animals) another name for gallinule

wa′ter hen`

or wa′ter•hen`,


n.
2. the American coot, Fulica americana.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water hen - a coot found in North Americawater hen - a coot found in North America  
coot - slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks
2.water hen - any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic henswater hen - any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
aquatic bird - wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
Florida gallinule, Gallinula chloropus cachinnans - North American dark bluish-grey gallinule
Gallinula chloropus, moorhen - black gallinule that inhabits ponds and lakes
purple gallinule - gallinules with showy purplish plumage
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Cajuns call it poule d'eau--literally "water hen" (they can make anything taste good), and Francois saved the hearts and livers from every single duck.
Others to follow Leicester 3.00 Multiplication, 3.30 Max One Two Three, 4.00 Solo River, 5.00 Perfect Friend, 5.30 Water Hen.
positive Bird species market market samples results ([dagger]) Chicken 204 3 207 1 Duck 59 2 61 2 Quail -- 396 396 5 Pigeon 6 -- 6 -- House sparrow 112 6 118 -- Water cock -- 27 27 2 Water hen -- 33 33 -- Swamp hen -- 1 1 -- Crake -- 1 1 -- Moor hen -- 80 80 2 Total 381 549 930 12 * Sample source: swabs.
Dans << The Road Past Altamont et Where Nests the Water Hen : la preposition suggestive, le toponyme controuve et l'intraduisibilite des titres >>, Claude La Charite s'interesse au transfert parfois perilleux vers d'autres idiomes de titres d'oeuvres de Roy.
On Thursday evening, I finished it and went off to see a fringe first night, The Water Hen, in a strange setting, a nineteenth- century mortuary, where in the bad old days they would cut up the bodies of those who had died under suspicious circumstances.
Where Nests the Water Hen, 1951), which is set in rural Manitoba, also centers on a woman with many children, but the tone is more positive.
Among his most influential plays are Kurka wodna ( The Water Hen, 1921), Szalona lokomotywa ( The Crazy Locomotive, 1923), Wariat i zakonnica ( The Madman and the Nun, 1923), and Szewcy ( The Shoemakers, 1931 - 34).
Salisbury 1.40 Straight Sets, 2.10 Water Hen, 3.15 Art Princess, 3.45 Multiplication.
But an adult water hen, common sandpiper and even a fully grown carrion crow were on the menu.