Found 2 items, similar to Gray hen.
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Definition: gray hen
n : female black grouse [syn: grayhen
, heath hen
English → English
Definition: Gray hen
(gr[=a]), a. [Compar. Grayer
; superl. Grayest
[OE. gray, grey, AS. gr[=ae]g, gr[=e]g; akin to D. graauw,
OHG. gr[=a]o, G. grau, Dan. graa, Sw. gr[*a], Icel. gr[=a]r.]
[Written also grey
1. any color of neutral hue between white and black; white
mixed with black, as the color of pepper and salt, or of
ashes, or of hair whitened by age; sometimes, a dark mixed
color; as, the soft gray eye of a dove.
These gray and dun colors may be also produced by
mixing whites and blacks. --Sir I.
2. Gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary.
3. Old; mature; as, gray experience. -- Ames.
4. gloomy; dismal.
(Zo["o]l.), the chickara.
(Zo["o]l.), the gadwall; also applied to the
(Zo["o]l.) the peregrine falcon.
. See Franciscan
, and Friar
(Zo["o]l.), the female of the blackcock or black
grouse. See Heath grouse
or Gray millet
(Bot.), a name of several plants
of the genus Lithospermum
(Zo["o]l.) any one of the numerous species of
the genus Mugil
, or family Mugilid[ae]
, found both in
the Old World and America; as the European species
, and Mugilid[ae] auratus
American striped mullet (Mugilid[ae] albula
), and the
white or silver mullet (Mugilid[ae] Braziliensis
(Zo["o]l.), the European tawny or brown owl
). The great gray owl (Ulula cinerea
inhabits arctic America.
(Zo["o]l.), an African parrot (Psittacus erithacus
), very commonly domesticated, and noted for its
aptness in learning to talk. Also called jako
. (Zo["o]l.) See Sauger
(Zo["o]l.), a Florida fish; the sea lawyer.
(Zo["o]l.), the dowitcher in winter plumage.
(Zo["o]l.), a rather large and swift whale of
the northern Pacific (Eschrichtius robustus
), having short jaws and no dorsal
fin. It grows to a length of 50 feet (someimes 60 feet).
It was formerly taken in large numbers in the bays of
California, and is now rare; -- called also grayback
, and hardhead
. It lives up to 50 or 60 years
and adults weigh from 20 to 40 tons.