Definition of Brood hen
1. Noun. A domestic hen ready to brood.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Brood Hen
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 ..."