a large, grayish-brown, edible fungus, Polyporus frondosus, forming a mass of overlapping caps at the base of trees and somewhat resembling a hen.
[hen-uh-thee-iz-uh m] /ˈhɛn ə θiˌɪz əm/ noun 1. the worship of a particular god, as by a family or tribe, without disbelieving in the existence of others. 2. ascription of supreme divine attributes to whichever one of several gods is addressed at the time. /ˈhɛnəʊθiːˌɪzəm/ noun 1. the worship of one deity (of several) as […]
[hen-pek] /ˈhɛnˌpɛk/ verb (used with object) 1. to browbeat, bully, or intimidate (one’s husband, boyfriend, etc.). /ˈhɛnˌpɛk/ verb 1. (transitive) (of a woman) to harass or torment (a man, esp her husband) by persistent nagging
noun, Informal. 1. a party or gathering for women only. noun 1. (informal) a party at which only women are present Compare hen night, stag night noun phrase A party for women only: Men have stag parties; girls have hen parties (1887+)
[hen-pekt] /ˈhɛnˌpɛkt/ adjective 1. browbeaten, bullied, or intimidated by one’s wife, girlfriend, etc.: a henpecked husband who never dared to contradict his wife. [hen-pek] /ˈhɛnˌpɛk/ verb (used with object) 1. to browbeat, bully, or intimidate (one’s husband, boyfriend, etc.). /ˈhɛnˌpɛkd/ adjective 1. (of a man) continually harassed or tormented by the persistent nagging of a […]