tappit hen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed and modified from Scots tappit-hen.

Noun[edit]

tappit hen (plural tappit hens)

  1. (rare) A bottle of wine in the port wine trade containing 2.25 liters of fluid, three times the volume of a standard bottle.
  2. (Scotland) A hen with a tuft of feathers on her head.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)

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