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Hen vs. Pigeon

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Hennoun

A female chicken (Gallus gallus), particularly a sexually mature one kept for its eggs.

Pigeonnoun

One of several birds of the family Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species.

Hennoun

A female of other bird species, particularly a sexually mature female fowl.

Pigeonnoun

(slang) A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game.

Hennoun

(uncommon) A female fish or crustacean.

Pigeonnoun

(slang) Concern or responsibility (often in some such phrase as: "it's his pigeon", "it's her pigeon", etc.).

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Hennoun

A woman, particularly

Pigeonverb

(transitive) to deceive with a confidence game

Hennoun

A bride-to-be, particularly in the context of her "hen night" festivities.

Pigeonnoun

Any bird of the order Columbæ, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world.

Hennoun

A hen night.

Pigeonnoun

An unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull.

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Hennoun

An affectionate term of address used to women or girls.

‘Don't cry, hen. Everything will be all right.’;

Pigeonverb

To pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tricks in gambling.

‘He's pigeoned and undone.’;

Hennoun

A henlike person of either sex.

Pigeonnoun

wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs

Hennoun

The hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), a bivalve shellfish.

Pigeonnoun

a stout seed- or fruit-eating bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice, typically having grey and white plumage.

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Henadverb

(dialectal) Hence.

Pigeonnoun

a pigeon descended from the wild rock dove, kept for racing, showing, and carrying messages, and common as a feral bird in towns.

Henverb

(dialectal) To throw.

Pigeonnoun

a gullible person, especially someone swindled in gambling or the victim of a confidence trick.

Hennoun

The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse, pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray hen.

Pigeonnoun

an aircraft from one's own side.

Hennoun

adult female chicken

Pigeonnoun

archaic spelling of pidgin

Hennoun

adult female bird

Pigeonnoun

a person's particular responsibility or business

‘Hermia will have to tell them first, it's her pigeon’;

Hennoun

flesh of an older chicken suitable for stewing

Hennoun

female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster

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