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"hen" in British English

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hennoun [C]

uk   us   /hen/
an ​adultfemalechicken, often ​kept for ​itseggs the ​female of any ​bird Scottish English informal used as a way of ​talking to a woman or ​girl, ​especially someone that you like: "Are you not ​feeling too good, hen?"
(Definition of hen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hennoun [C]

 us   /hen/
an ​adultfemalechicken that is often ​kept for ​itseggs, or the ​female of any ​bird
(Definition of hen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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