Found 2 items, similar to mud hen.
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Definition: mud hen
n : North American coot [syn: American coot
, marsh hen
, water hen
, Fulica americana
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Definition: Mud hen
(m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder
mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf.
a scum on liquors.]
Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive.
(Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water fish (Acantharchum pomotis
or Acantharchus pomotis
) of the Eastern United
States. It produces a deep grunting note.
, an immersion of the body, or some part of it, in
mud charged with medicinal agents, as a remedy for
, a large flatboat used in dredging.
. See mud cat
in the vocabulary.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several American marine
crabs of the genus Panopeus
(Zo["o]l.), the winter flounder. See Flounder
(Zo["o]l.), a mud wasp; the mud-dauber
(Zo["o]l.), the fellbender.
(Steam Boilers), a drum beneath a boiler, into
which sediment and mud in the water can settle for
(Zo["o]l.), a long, slender, aquatic amphibian
), found in the Southern United States.
It has persistent external gills and only the anterior
pair of legs. See Siren
(Zo["o]l.), a European frog (Pelobates fuscus
(a) The American coot (Fulica Americana
(b) The clapper rail.
, a person who cleans sewers, or delves in mud.
(Zo["o]l.), any small American fresh-water fish
of the genus Umbra
, as Umbra limi
. The genus is allied
to the pickerels.
, a plug for stopping the mudhole of a boiler.
(Zo["o]l.), the menobranchus.
, a heavy scow, used in dredging; a mud boat.
, Mud tortoise
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous
species of fresh-water tortoises of the United States.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
hymenopterous insects belonging to Pep[ae]us
, and allied
genera, which construct groups of mud cells, attached,
side by side, to stones or to the woodwork of buildings,
etc. The female places an egg in each cell, together with
spiders or other insects, paralyzed by a sting, to serve
as food for the larva. Called also mud dauber