Capon meaning

kāpŏn, -pən
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A male chicken castrated when young to improve the quality of its flesh for food.
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A castrated rooster, esp. one fattened for eating.
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A cockerel which has been gelded and fattened for the table.
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To castrate; to make a capon of.
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Origin of capon

  • 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

  • From Anglo-Norman capon, from Old Northern French capon (Old French chapon) and Old English capūn, both from Latin capo, caponem.

    From Wiktionary