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Meaning of FOWL

Pronunciation:  fawl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a domesticated gallinaceous bird though to be descended from the red jungle fowl
  2. [n]  the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
  3. [v]  hunt fowl
  4. [v]  hunt fowl, as in the forest

FOWL is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bird, domestic fowl, poultry
 See Also: chicken, cochin, cochin china, Cornish, dark meat, Dorking, drumstick, gallinaceon, gallinaceous bird, Gallus, Gallus gallus, game fowl, genus Gallus, giblet, giblets, grouse, guinea, guinea fowl, hunt, hunt down, meat, Meleagris gallopavo, Numida meleagris, oyster, parson's nose, Plymouth Rock, pope's nose, poultry, Rock Cornish, run, saddle, second joint, snipe, thigh, track down, turkey, wildfowl, wing, wishbone, wishing bone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fowl\, n.
    Note: Instead of the pl. {Fowls} the singular is often used
          collectively. [OE. foul, fowel, foghel, fuhel, fugel,
          AS. fugol; akin to OS. fugal D. & G. vogel, OHG. fogal,
          Icel. & Dan. fugl, Sw. fogel, f[*a]gel, Goth. fugls; of
          unknown origin, possibly by loss of l, from the root of
          E. fly, or akin to E. fox, as being a tailed animal.]
    1. Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.
             Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and
             over the fowl of the air.             --Gen. i. 26.
             Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not.
                                                   --Matt. vi.
             Like a flight of fowl Scattered by winds and high
             tempestuous gusts.                    --Shak.
    2. Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey,
       duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock
       or hen ({Gallus domesticus}).
    {Barndoor fowl}, or {Barnyard fowl}, a fowl that frequents
       the barnyard; the common domestic cock or hen.
  2. \Fowl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fowled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting,
    or by decoys, nets, etc.
          Such persons as may lawfully hunt, fish, or fowl.
    {Fowling piece}, a light gun with smooth bore, adapted for
       the use of small shot in killing birds or small
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a fowl in your dream indicates temporary worry, illness, or disagreement with friends.
Thesaurus Terms
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