Salt-marsh hen

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Salt-marsh hen (Zoöl) the clapper rail. See under Rail.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Salt-marsh hen a clapper-rail
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sealt; cf. Ger. salz, also L. sal, Gr. hals.