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Noun: moorhen  'mûr,hen [N. Amer], 'mor,hen or 'mûr,hen [Brit]
  1. Black gallinule that inhabits ponds and lakes
    - Gallinula chloropus
     
  2. Female red grouse

Derived forms: moorhens

Type of: gallinule, Lagopus scoticus, marsh hen, moorbird, moor-bird, moorfowl, moorgame, red grouse, swamphen, water hen

Part of: Gallinula, genus Gallinula

Encyclopedia: Moorhen