Meaning of henatrice in English:

henatrice

Pronunciation /ˈhɛnətrʌɪs/ /ˈhɛnətrɪs/

noun

humorous, rare
  • A female cockatrice.

Origin

Mid 19th century. Punningly from hen + -atrice, reflecting folk-etymological identification of the first syllable of that word with cock and substitution of the equivalent term for female birds.