Definition of Sage hen

1. Noun. Large grouse of sagebrush regions of North America.

Exact synonyms: Centrocercus Urophasianus, Sage Grouse
Generic synonyms: Grouse
Group relationships: Centrocercus, Genus Centrocercus

Definition of Sage hen

1. Noun. The sage grouse, especially the female. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sage Hen

sage brush
sage chicken
sage chickens
sage cock
sage cocks
sage green
sage grouse
sage grouses
sage hen (current term)
sage hens
sage sparrow
sage sparrows
sage thrasher
sage thrashers
sage willow
sagebrush lizard
sagebrush mariposa tulip

Literary usage of Sage hen

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

1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1889)
"The little lady asks my boys and girls if any of them are acquainted with birds having feet "as fancy as those of the sage-hen and the grouse in Dakota ? ..."

2. The Tribune Almanac and Political Registerby Horace Greeley by Horace Greeley (1903)
"1; all quail and imported pheasants protected until 1903; partridge, grouse, sage hen, native pheasant, ptarmigan, prairie chicken, Aug. 15-Dec. ..."

3. California for the Sportsman: Being a Collection of Hints as to the Haunts by Al M. Cumming, Allan Dunn, Southern Pacific Company (1911)
"SAGE-HEN SHOOTING ge-Hen, Sage-Cock or Sage-Fowl is a much larger bird than the ic male bird when fully matured is as large as a hen turkey. ..."

4. The Penal Code of the State of California: Adopted February 14, 1872, with by California, James Henry Deering, Charles Howard Fairall (1915)
"... or shipped into the state from any other state, territory, or foreign country, any mountain- quail, grouse, or sage-hen, is guilty of a misdemeanor. ..."

5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1907)
"Sage Grouse, several localities, such as 'sage hen Springs' and 'sage hen Creek," being thus named on account of the abundance of these birds. ..."

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