HyperDic: swamphen

English > 1 sense of the word swamphen:
NOUNanimalswamphen, gallinule, marsh hen, water henany of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
English > swamphen: 1 sense > noun 1, 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, marsh hen, water hen
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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