Definition of Grayhen

1. Noun. Female black grouse.

Exact synonyms: Gray Hen, Grey Hen, Greyhen, Heath Hen
Generic synonyms: Black Grouse

Lexicographical Neighbors of Grayhen

graybar hotel
graybeard
graybeards
graybodies
graybody
grayed
grayer
grayest
grayfish
grayfishes
grayflies
grayfly
grayhaired
grayhead
grayheads
grayhen (current term)
grayhound
grayhounds
graying
grayish
grayish brown
grayishly
grayishness
grayite
graylag
graylags
grayle
grayles
grayline
grayling

Literary usage of Grayhen

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

1. The Birds of Jamaica: Being a History of the Bird, Its Structure, and Habits by Philip Henry Gosse, Alfred Edmund Brehm, Richard Hill (1874)
"There comes the grayhen from out the thicket: she is not afraid of us." Tamely and without fear the ... "The grayhen will do instead of the Blackcock ! ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"... brood together at the commencement of the shooting season, and exhibiting, like the grayhen, much noisy, self-exposing anxiety when danger threatens. ..."

3. The Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway: Their "forebears" and Friends, Their by Andrew Agnew (1893)
"... Inch ; Dunkirk, Kells ; Loch- kirky, Colmonell, are the hills, fort, and lake of the moorhens, the latter matched by " grayhen Bay," ..."

4. A Lawyer's Life on Two Continents by Wallis Nash (1919)
"They are the chief moor game, though there are occasional wild duck, and black game—heathcock and grayhen. These bogs are often connected by narrow and deep ..."

5. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"The female, called 'grayhen,' is of a rust- color, darkest on the upper parts, everywhere barred and mottled with a darker color; the tail is straight and ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Universal Reference Library Comprising the ...by Scientific American, inc by Scientific American, inc (1905)
"... an aerial torpedo ; a cable system of torpedoes, and a railway carriage heater, all bearing his name. grayhen. Feminine of BLACKCOCK (qv). ..."

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