Water-hen definition

wôtər-hĕn, wŏtər-
Any of various waterbirds of the family Rallidae, as the gallinule, rail, or coot, that inhabit marshland.
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Any of various birds (family Rallidae), including certain gallinules and the American coot (Fulica americana)
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(UK) The moorhen.
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Noun

Singular:
water-hen
Plural:
water hens