capon

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkeɪpən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkeɪpɑn, -pən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kāpon, -pən)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ca•pon /ˈkeɪpɑn, -pən/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Animal Husbandry, Fooda young castrated male chicken used as food.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ca•pon  (kāpon, -pən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Animal Husbandry, Fooda cockerel castrated to improve the flesh for use as food.
  • Latin capōn- (stem of capō) castrated cock; akin to Greek kóptein to cut, Old Church Slavonic skopiti to castrate
  • bef. 1000; Middle English; Old English capun

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
capon /ˈkeɪpən/ n
  1. a castrated cock fowl fattened for eating
Etymology: Old English capun, from Latin cāpō capon; related to Greek koptein to cut off
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