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Definition: fresh-water marshhen
, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in
the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See
, v.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family
, especially those of the genus Rallus
, and of
closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds.
Note: The common European water rail (Rallus aquaticus
called also bilcock
, skitty coot
, and brook runner
. The best known American species are the
clapper rail, or salt-marsh hen (Rallus longirostris
var. crepitans); the king, or red-breasted, rail
) (called also fresh-water marshhen
); the lesser clapper, or Virginia, rail
); and the Carolina, or sora, rail
). See Sora
(Zo["o]l.), the corncrake.