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Definition: Hen clam
, n. [AS. henn, hen, h[ae]n; akin to D. hen, OHG.
henna, G. henne, Icel. h?na, Dan. h["o]na; the fem.
corresponding to AS. hana cock, D. haan, OHG. hano, G. hahn,
Icel. hani, Dan. & Sw. hane. Prob. akin to L. canere to sing,
and orig. meaning, a singer. Cf. Chanticleer
The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse,
pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray
Note: Used adjectively or in combination to indicate the
female; as, hen canary, hen eagle, hen turkey, peahen.
(a) A clam of the Mactra
, and allied genera; the sea clam
or surf clam. See Surf clam
(b) A California clam of the genus Pachydesma
. See Hen harrier
(Zo["o]l.), a hawk (Circus cyaneus
), found in
Europe and America; -- called also dove hawk
, hen driver
, and usually, in America, marsh hawk
. See Marsh hawk
(Zo["o]l.), one of several species of large hawks
which capture hens; esp., the American red-tailed hawk
), the red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus
), and the goshawk.