brood-hen

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  • brood hen — noun a domestic hen ready to brood • Syn: ↑broody, ↑broody hen, ↑setting hen, ↑sitter • Hypernyms: ↑hen, ↑biddy …   Useful english dictionary

  • brood hen — A hen that is used to keep eggs warm for hatching …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • brood — [bro͞od] n. [ME & OE brod, akin to Ger brut, a hatching: for IE base see BREATH] 1. the offspring, or a family of offspring, of animals; esp., a group of birds or fowl hatched at one time and cared for together 2. all the children in a family 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • brood — broodless, adj. /broohd/, n. 1. a number of young produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young. 2. a breed, species, group, or kind: The museum exhibited a brood of monumental sculptures. v.t. 3. to sit upon (eggs) to hatch, as …   Universalium

  • brood — [[t]brud[/t]] n. 1) zool. a number of young produced or hatched at one time; family of offspring or young 2) a breed, species, group, or kind 3) orn to sit upon (eggs) to hatch, as a bird; incubate 4) orn (of a bird) to warm, protect, or cover… …   From formal English to slang

  • brood — /brud / (say broohd) noun 1. a number of young creatures produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young. 2. Colloquial a family: bring the whole brood over. 3. breed or kind. –verb (t) 4. to sit as a bird over (eggs or young);… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brood — (br[=oo]d), n. [OE. brod, AS. br[=o]d; akin to D. broed, OHG. bruot, G. brut, and also to G. br[ u]he broth, MHG. br[ u]eje, and perh. to E. brawn, breath. Cf. {Breed}, v. t.] 1. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brood´i|ness — brood|y «BROO dee», adjective, brood|i|er, brood|i|est. 1. brooding: »a broody hen. 2. inclined to brood as a hen does; moody: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • brood|y — «BROO dee», adjective, brood|i|er, brood|i|est. 1. brooding: »a broody hen. 2. inclined to brood as a hen does; moody: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brood — (br[=o]ch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brooded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brooding}.] 1. To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of warming them and hatching the young; or to sit over and cover young, as a hen her chickens, in order to warm and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brood — (br[=oo]d), v. t. 1. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens. [1913 Webster] 2. To cherish with care. [R.] [1913 Webster] 3. To think anxiously or moodily upon. [1913 Webster] You ll sit and brood your sorrows on a throne.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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