moorhen

Definitions of moorhen
  1. noun
    black gallinule that inhabits ponds and lakes
    synonyms: Gallinula chloropus
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    type of:
    gallinule, marsh hen, swamphen, water hen
    any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
  2. noun
    female red grouse
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    type of:
    Lagopus scoticus, moor-bird, moorbird, moorfowl, moorgame, red grouse
    reddish-brown grouse of upland moors of Great Britain
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