core-hen, noun

Forms:
coerhen, cor-henShow more Also coerhen, cor-hen, courhen.
Origin:
South African Dutch
obs.
korhaan sense 1 a.
1798 Lady A. Barnard Lett. to Henry Dundas (1973) 127Two core-hens and certain partridges and curlews..fell victim to his gun.
1835 E.A. Kendall Eng. Boy at Cape III. 257The Cape bustards (pows, and corhaans or cor-hens)..were also numerous.
1860 T. Shone Diary. 23 JuneFood as usual, a coerhen for dinner.
1861 T. Shone Diary. 12 Jan.Some Courhen for dinner.
korhaan1 a.
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