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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fowlfaʊl(n.)(pl.)fowls; fowl

  1. any domestic hen or rooster; chicken.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. any of several other, usu. gallinaceous, birds, as turkeys or pheasants.

    Category: Ornithology

  3. a full-grown domestic fowl for food purposes, as distinguished from a chicken or young fowl.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  4. the flesh or meat of a domestic fowl.

  5. any bird (used chiefly in combination):

    waterfowl; wildfowl.

  6. (v.i.)to hunt or take wildfowl.

Origin of fowl:

bef. 900; ME foul, OE fugol, fugel; c. OS fugal, OHG fogal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. domestic fowl, fowl, poultry(noun)

    a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl

  2. bird, fowl(verb)

    the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

  3. fowl(verb)

    hunt fowl

  4. fowl(verb)

    hunt fowl in the forest


  1. fowl(Noun)

    A bird.

  2. fowl(Noun)

    A bird of the order Galliformes, including chickens, turkeys, pheasant, partridges and quail.

  3. fowl(Noun)

    Birds which are hunted or kept for food, including Galliformes and also waterfowl of the order Anseriformes such as ducks, geese and swans.

  4. fowl(Verb)

    To hunt fowl.

  5. Origin: From fugol, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fowl(noun)

    any bird; esp., any large edible bird

  2. Fowl(noun)

    any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus)

  3. Fowl(verb)

    to catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc


  1. Fowl

    Fowl is a word for birds in general but usually refers to birds belonging to one of two biological orders, namely the gamefowl or landfowl and the waterfowl. Studies of anatomical and molecular similarities suggest these two groups are close evolutionary relatives; together, they form the fowl clade which is scientifically known as Galloanserae. This clade is also supported by morphological and DNA sequence data as well as retrotransposon presence/absence data.

Anagrams of fowl

  1. wolf

  2. flow

Translations for fowl

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a bird, especially domestic, eg hens, ducks, geese etc

He keeps fowls and a few pigs.

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