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English → English (gcide) 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 Indian hen. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The name is applied to other related birds, as the least bittern (Ardetta exilis), and the sun bittern . [1913 Webster]

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