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water hen

wa·ter hen
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er hen]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər hɛn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er hen]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər hɛn/

Definitions of water hen words

  • noun water hen moorhen (def 1). 1
  • noun water hen the American coot, Fulica americana. 1
  • noun water hen any of various birds (family Rallidae), including certain gallinules and the American coot (Fulica americana) 0
  • noun water hen (Britain) the moorhen. 0

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Origin of water hen

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1520-30

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Parts of speech for Water hen

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

water hen popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water hen usage trend in Literature

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