A cockerel which has been gelded and fattened for the table.
To castrate; to make a capon of.
Other Word Forms of Capon
Origin of Capon
From Anglo-Norman capon, from Old Northern French capon (Old French chapon) and Old English capūn, both from Latin capo, caponem.
Middle English capoun from Old English capūn and from Old French capon both from Latin cāpō cāpōn-
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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