Meaning of HEN in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈhen ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Old English henn; akin to Old English hana rooster — more at chant

Date: before 12th century


a. : a female chicken especially over a year old ; broadly : a female bird

b. : the female of various mostly aquatic animals (as lobsters or fish)

2. : woman ; especially : a fussy middle-aged woman

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.