Definition of Greyhen

1. Noun. Female black grouse.

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



Definition of Greyhen

1. the female black grouse [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Greyhen

grey tinamous
grey whale
grey wolf
grey wolves
greyback
greybacks
greybeard
greybeards
greyboard
greybody
greyboys
greyed
greyer
greyest
greyhaired
greyhen (current term)
greyhens
greyhound
greyhound racing
greyhounded
greyhounding
greyhounds
greying
greyings
greyish
greyish brown
greyishly
greyishness
greylag
greylag-goose

Literary usage of Greyhen

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

1. Carmina Gadelica: Hymns and Incantations with Illustrative Notes on Words by Alexander Carmichael, James Carmichael Watson, Angus Matheson (1900)
"It is ominous to hear the greyhen after dusk. ... The greyhen goes to a distance to make her nest, in order to conceal her eggs from the blackcock. ..."

2. The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White (1906)
"The last pack remembered was killed about thirty-five years ago; and within these ten years one solitary greyhen was sprung by some beagles in beating for a ..."

3. The Natural History of Selborne and The Naturalist's Calendar by Gilbert White (1895)
"The sportsmen cried out " A hen pheasant!" but a gentleman present, who had often seen grouse in the north of England, assured me that it was a greyhen. ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"Commonest name for the song-thrush. greyhen [haen]. A jar in basket-covering, containing spirit. Ground. "He hadn't been to ground for—days."—Mar. 2,1892. ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... of Linnaeus—the blackcock and greyhen, as the sexes are respectively called. It is distributed over most of the heath-country of England, except in East ..."

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