moorhen definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly British a standard, extensively distributed types of gallinule, Gallinula chloropus.
    • Chiefly British The female purple grouse.
    • Any of numerous medium-sized water wild birds of the genus Gallinula, associated with the railway family, that feed in available liquid margins.
    • women purple grouse, Lagopus lagopus scotica.
    • An Australian railway (Tribonyx ventralis).
    • A black gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) that inhabits ponds and ponds.
    • The female associated with the moor-fowl; the moor hen.
    • The female moorfowl.
    • the most popular British gallinule or water-hen, Gallinula chloropus. Also moor-coot.
    • The US coot.
    • black gallinule that inhabits ponds and ponds
    • female red grouse

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