Meaning of HEN in English


[hen] n [ME, fr. OE henn; akin to OE hana rooster--more at chant] (bef. 12c) 1 a: a female chicken esp. over a year old; broadly: a female bird b: the female of various mostly aquatic animals (as lobsters or fish)

2: woman; esp: a fussy middle-aged woman

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