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turkey hen meaning

  "turkey hen" in a sentence
  • noun
    1. A guinea-hen (obsolete)
    2. A female turkey

Examples

  1. the grandmother raised her head like a parched old turkey hen crying for water.
  2. turkey hens lay eighty to one hundred eggs in a season
  3. Turkey hens like to lay a clutch of eggs and then sit on them until they hatch.
  4. Guinea fowl had been brought to England by Turkish traders, and the English called them turkey hens and turkey cocks.
  5. Turkeyhen Run was so named by a group of hunters from Virginia, who to their dismay, caught only a turkey hen.

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