Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hen or female of the turkey.

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  • noun A female turkey.

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Examples

  • This error then was compounded by confusion of the African bird known variously, depending on sex, as the turkey-cock or turkey-hen with the New World turkey, which was domesticated in Mexico prior to the Spanish invasion in 1518, and which is ancestral to the one we eat.

    Hugh Rawson: Fowl Talk for the Holidays

  • This error then was compounded by confusion of the African bird known variously, depending on sex, as the turkey-cock or turkey-hen with the New World turkey, which was domesticated in Mexico prior to the Spanish invasion in 1518, and which is ancestral to the one we eat.

    Hugh Rawson: Fowl Talk for the Holidays

  • This error then was compounded by confusion of the African bird known variously, depending on sex, as the turkey-cock or turkey-hen with the New World turkey, which was domesticated in Mexico prior to the Spanish invasion in 1518, and which is ancestral to the one we eat.

    Hugh Rawson: Fowl Talk for the Holidays

  • This error then was compounded by confusion of the African bird known variously, depending on sex, as the turkey-cock or turkey-hen with the New World turkey, which was domesticated in Mexico prior to the Spanish invasion in 1518, and which is ancestral to the one we eat.

    Hugh Rawson: Fowl Talk for the Holidays

  • This error then was compounded by confusion of the African bird known variously, depending on sex, as the turkey-cock or turkey-hen with the New World turkey, which was domesticated in Mexico prior to the Spanish invasion in 1518, and which is ancestral to the one we eat.

    Hugh Rawson: Fowl Talk for the Holidays

  • This error then was compounded by confusion of the African bird known variously, depending on sex, as the turkey-cock or turkey-hen with the New World turkey, which was domesticated in Mexico prior to the Spanish invasion in 1518, and which is ancestral to the one we eat.

    Hugh Rawson: Fowl Talk for the Holidays

  • The second day I had a turkey-hen brought to regale me.

    History of Louisisana Or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina: Containing

  • The result is as if a turkey-hen had unconsciously hatched the egg of an eagle.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The intuition that guides the turkey-hen to her nest does not enable her to find her way out of a half-open log trap.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • The following singular instance of the far-sighted watchfulness of the turkey-hen over her young is narrated by a French priest.

    A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals

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