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bird vs hen hen vs bird

bird and hen both are nouns.

bird is a verb but hen is not a verb.

As nouns, hen is a hyponym of bird; that is, hen is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than bird and hen is a type of bird with the definitions:
  • warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
bird (noun) hen (noun)
warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings adult female chicken
the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food adult female bird
informal terms for a (young) woman flesh of an older chicken suitable for stewing
a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster
badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
bird (verb) hen (verb)
watch and study birds in their natural habitat