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Definition: meadow hen
Stake-driver \Stake"-driv`er\ (-dr[imac]v`[~e]r), n. (Zo["o]l.)
The common American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus); -- so
called because one of its notes resembles the sound made in
driving a stake into the mud. Called also meadow hen, and
Bittern \Bit"tern\, n. [OE. bitoure, betore, bitter, fr. F.
butor; of unknown origin.] (Zo["o]l.)
A wading bird of the genus Botaurus, allied to the herons,
of various species.
Note: The common European bittern is Botaurus stellaris. It
makes, during the brooding season, a noise called by
Dryden bumping, and by Goldsmith booming. The American
bittern is Botaurus lentiginosus, and is also called
stake-driver and meadow hen. See Stake-driver.
Note: The name is applied to other related birds, as the
least bittern (Ardetta exilis), and the sun bittern