Tappit-hen meaning

tăpĭt-hĕn
A large mug with a knobbed lid.
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(rare) A bottle of wine in the port wine trade containing 2.25 liters of fluid, three times the volume of a standard bottle.
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(Scotland) A hen with a tuft of feathers on her head.

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Origin of tappit-hen

  • Scots hen with a crest on its head, tappit-hen tappit crested (variant of topped) (past participle of top) hen

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

  • Borrowed and modified from Scots tappit-hen.

    From Wiktionary