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water henalso wa·ter·hen (wô′tər-hĕn′, wŏt′ər-)
Any of various waterbirds of the family Rallidae, as the gallinule, rail, or coot, that inhabit marshland.
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(Animals) another name for gallinule
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2. the American coot, Fulica americana.
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|Noun||1.||water 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 hens|
aquatic bird - wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
purple gallinule - gallinules with showy purplish plumage
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