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Meaning of CAPON

Pronunciation:  'keypân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  castrated male chicken
  2. [n]  flesh of a castrated male chicken
 

CAPON is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: chicken, chicken, Gallus gallus, poulet, volaille

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ca"pon\, n. [OE. capon, chapoun, AS. cap?n (cf. F.
    chapon), L. capo, fr. Gr. ? akin to ? to cut, OSlav. skopiti
    to casrate. CF. {Comma}.]
    A castrated cock, esp. when fattened; a male chicken gelded
    to improve his flesh for the table. --Shak.
    
          The merry thought of a capon.            --W. Irving.
    
    
  2. \Ca"pon\, v. t.
    To castrate; to make a capon of.
    
    
 

 

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