One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a number of plants producing additional small flower heads or offshoots.
Several species, especially the houseleeks (family Crassulaceae)
- ‘Each of the three ladies produced the old penny with the hen and chickens dated 1928.’
- ‘My mother always had a pot of hen and chickens sitting on the porch.’
hen and chickens/ˌhen (ə)n ˈCHikənz/
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