English version

hen in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhenhen /hen/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 HBAan adult female chicken2 HBAa fully grown female bird
Examples from the Corpus
henOne different factor from hens is age.Short and barrel-cheated, Rowley is feisty as a game hen, with a studied Oklahoma twang.Inside the chicken run - mesh bed bases tied with baling twine - the hens nested in a fridge.The hen harrier is also the least migratory of the three species, more able to tolerate the cold.Outside, single shouts sounded - a threatening growl from several voices together - hens squawking.A young tom turkey is a young male turkey with the same characteristics as a young hen turkey. 4.