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hen

(hĕn)
n.
A female bird, especially the adult female chicken.

hen′nish adj.
hen′nish·ly adv.

hen

1. a mature, egg-laying bird, or bird of egg-laying age that is temporarily not laying eggs; in most cases a female bird more than 5 months old.
2. an adult, female bird.
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UNSUNG Chris Tullin goals are as rare as hen's teeth but it was the former Nuneaton Borough defender who was on target to earn Bedworth United a 1-1 home draw against Burnham at the end of November and a repeat feat in the return at the Gore tomorrow would be most welcome.
But Lib Dem health spokesman Norman Lamb said: "An NHS dentist has become as rare as hen's teeth.