Definition of Mud hen

1. Noun. A coot found in North America.

Exact synonyms: American Coot, Fulica Americana, Marsh Hen, Water Hen
Group relationships: Fulica, Genus Fulica
Generic synonyms: Coot



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mud Hen

mud-wrestle
mud army
mud bath
mud bed
mud bogging
mud crab
mud cracking
mud dauber
mud digger
mud fever
mud fight
mud flap
mud flaps
mud flat
mud flats
mud hen (current term)
mud midget
mud monkey
mud pie
mud pies
mud plantain
mud puddle
mud puppy
mud room
mud rooms
mud sedge
mud sedges
mud slab
mud stain
mud therapy

Literary usage of Mud hen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Campfires on Desert and Lava by William Temple Hornaday (1908)
"... in the Giant Cactus—The Crows at the Papago Tanks, and a Murder —Doves—A Bittern Fishing—The mud hen of Sonoyta—Scarcity of Reptiles in November. ..."

2. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"... danger threatens they stiffen into unwinking puff-balls, with only their beady black eyes to betray life. 219. FLORIDA GALLINULE, OR RED-BILLED MUD-HEN. ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"The Florida gallinule, or red-billed mud-hen of the United States, is about IS inches long, ... mud-hen, ..."

4. Campfires on Desert and Lava by William Temple Hornaday (1908)
"... in the Giant Cactus—The Crows at the Papago Tanks, and a Murder —Doves—A Bittern Fishing—The mud hen of Sonoyta—Scarcity of Reptiles in November. ..."

5. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"... danger threatens they stiffen into unwinking puff-balls, with only their beady black eyes to betray life. 219. FLORIDA GALLINULE, OR RED-BILLED MUD-HEN. ..."

6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"The Florida gallinule, or red-billed mud-hen of the United States, is about IS inches long, ... mud-hen, ..."

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