HyperDic: marsh_hen

English > 2 senses of the expression marsh hen:
NOUNanimalmarsh hen, American coot, mud hen, water hen, Fulica americanaa coot found in North America
animalmarsh hen, gallinule, water hen, swamphenany of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
English > marsh hen: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningA coot found in North America.
SynonymsAmerican coot, mud hen, water hen, Fulica americana
Member ofFulica, genus Fulicacoots
Broadercootslate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks
Spanishfocha americana, focha cenicienta, Fulica Americana, fúlica americana, gallereta
English > marsh hen: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningAny of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens.
Synonymsgallinule, water hen, swamphen
Member ofGallinula, genus Gallinulagallinules
NarrowerFlorida gallinule, Gallinula chloropus cachinnansNorth American dark bluish-grey gallinule
moorhen, Gallinula chloropusblack gallinule that inhabits ponds and lakes
purple gallinulegallinules with showy purplish plumage
Broaderaquatic birdwading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
Spanishbecada, chocha, gallina sorda, swamphen
Catalangallina de mar, swamphen

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