How To Spell hen?

Correct spelling: hen

What is the definition of hen?

  1. adult female chicken

What does the abbreviation hen mean?

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What are the usage examples for hen?

  1. But Bunny- Bunny- if they're little ducks and it doesn't hurt them to go in the water, what makes the old hen so afraid? – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  2. Lady St. Germains went on board the yacht, and dined with hen Majesty and Prince Albert. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  3. It is in the latter that I have heard of one being mistaken by a hen for a bush, in which she might lay her egg in safety. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  4. Now Vengeance has a brood of eggs, But Patience must be hen – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  5. The Hen What is the water for? – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  6. In the ordinary life of our lower classes, the creatures which aid them in their work and supply their needs form a portion of their society; the pet lamb, goat, cow, calf, horse, even the goose and hen of the courtyard become companions and sincere friends. – Iermola by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewksi
  7. Its size is about the same as that of a common hen but it stands higher on its legs. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  8. A rhyme printed in the British Apollo in 1710 notes the curious combination of names on London sign- boards:- " I'm amazed at the signs As I pass through the town; To see the odd mixture A Magpie and Crown, The Whale and the Crow, The Razor and Hen The Leg and Seven Stars, The Axe and the Bottle, The Sun and the Lute, The Eagle and Child, The Shovel and Boot." – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle
  9. They had put the old man to bed, and Mr. Bill Hen had gone for the doctor. – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  10. " Yes," said his mother; " have you got the little Red Hen – Stories to Tell to Children by Sara Cone Bryant

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Henne, Weibchen, Huhn, Vogelweibchen.

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hembra, gallina.

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Vietnamese words for Hen

hèn, gà mái.