Definition of Grayhen
1. Noun. Female black grouse.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Grayhen
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). ..."