Moorhen meaning

mo͝orhĕn
A widely distributed gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) having a black body and a red and yellow bill that extends up onto the forehead.
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(brit.) The female moorfowl, or red grouse.
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The nearly worldwide common gallinule (Gallinula chloropus)
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Any of various medium-sized water birds of the genus Gallinula, of the rail family, that feed in open water margins.
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(UK) A female red grouse, Lagopus lagopus scotica.
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Origin of moorhen

  • moor hen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From moor +"Ž hen

    From Wiktionary