Definition of Brood hen

1. Noun. A domestic hen ready to brood.

Exact synonyms: Broody, Broody Hen, Setting Hen, Sitter
Generic synonyms: Biddy, Hen



Lexicographical Neighbors of Brood Hen

bronzist
bronzists
bronzite
bronzites
bronzy
broo
brooch
brooched
brooches
brooching
broochlike
brood
brood bitch
brood capsules
brood cell
brood hen (current term)
brood parasite
brood parasites
brooded
brooder
brooder pneumonia
brooders
broodier
broodies
broodiest
broodily
broodiness
broodinesses
brooding
broodingly

Literary usage of Brood hen

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

1. The History of Signboards: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Jacob Larwood, John Camden Hotten (1866)
"Under the name of the " brood hen," it occurs on a trades token of Battle Bridge, Southwark; as the " Hen and Chickens," it was also known in the ..."

2. The Bride of Lammermoor: And, A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott (1878)
"... brood-hen ? ... "But the brood-hen," remonstrated Mysie—"ou, she's sitting some gate ..."

3. New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and by Richard Alfred Davenport (1827)
"... tak it a' on yoursel; never let the credit o' the house suffer." " But the brood-hen," remonstrated Mysie,—> " ou, she's sitting some gate ..."

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