Definition of 'moorhen'
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The fog still gliding in and out --- like a suspicious moorhen treading water with its prodigious pale toes on a busy river. BEHINDLINGS (2002)A moorhen had come into sight, paddling gently down the centre of the water. PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW (2002)His hand smacked the roof of his car with a crack that sent a bank-strolling moorhen leaping into the river in alarm. THE GWEN JOHN SCULPTURE (2002)
Trends of 'moorhen'
Used Rarely. moorhen is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of moorhen from the Collins English Dictionary
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