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Definition 1: any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for marsh hen in the sense of this definition

(marsh hen is a kind of ...) wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water

(... is a kind of marsh hen ) North American dark bluish-grey gallinule

(... is a kind of marsh hen ) black gallinule that inhabits ponds and lakes

(... is a kind of marsh hen ) gallinules with showy purplish plumage

(... is a member of marsh hen) gallinules

Definition 2: a coot found in North America - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for marsh hen in the sense of this definition

(marsh hen is a kind of ...) slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks

(... is a member of marsh hen) coots

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