hen hen  /ˈhɛn/


  1. (n) adult female chicken
  2. (n) adult female bird
  3. (n) flesh of an older chicken suitable for stewing
  4. (n) female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster


  1. Fewer than 20 breeding pairs of hen harriers, a legally protected bird of prey, are left in England.
  2. When each hen clearly understood its rank in society.
  3. They fed pork and lamb, fish, chicken and guinea-hen, eggs and milk, toast gruel, oatmeal, rolls, potatoes, vegetables.


  1. Mallard hen at Lakeside Park takes golf balls as her own eggs

    A Mallard hen at Lakeside Park has gone a bit ducky.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fond du Lac Reporter

  2. Fontana Breakfast Lions Club holds Fontana Days Hen Derby

    Members of the Fontana Breakfast Lions Club organized Fontana’s Hen Derby. The Fontana Breakfast Lions Club continued the long-time tradition of the Hen Derby during the recent Fontana Days celebration.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fontana Herald News

  3. Hen House completes makeover of Corinth Square store in Prairie Village

    The Hen House, at 4050 W. 83rd St., has completed an eight-month remodeling project. Starting Wednesday, it will celebrate with a week of grand opening events, including giveaways and food samplings.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star


  1. "Does he want to go into the Hall of Fame as a Yankee," Steinbrenner said, "or a Toledo Mud Hen?"
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: George Steinbrenner Source: New York Times

  2. "I think that's a very poor requirement," Harkin said. "Talk abut the fox guarding the hen house. This is a classic case of it."
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: Tom Harkin Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I miss home so much. Tonight I will meet and have dinner with Hen Sen and his family," Thaksin commented on Twitter after his arrival. "I want to repeat that the Nation, Religion and Monarchy are always in my mind."
    on Nov 10, 2009 By: Thaksin Shinawatra Source: ABC News

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