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ˈkeɪ pɒn, -pəncapon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caponnoun

    flesh of a castrated male chicken

  2. caponnoun

    castrated male chicken

Wiktionary

  1. caponnoun

    A cockerel which has been gelded and fattened for the table.

    Etymology: From capun, from from capo, caponem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caponnoun

    a castrated cock, esp. when fattened; a male chicken gelded to improve his flesh for the table

    Etymology: [OE. capon, chapoun, AS. capn (cf. F. chapon), L. capo, fr. Gr. ka`pwn akin to ko`ptein to cut, OSlav. skopiti to castrate. Cf. Comma.]

  2. Caponverb

    to castrate; to make a capon of

    Etymology: [OE. capon, chapoun, AS. capn (cf. F. chapon), L. capo, fr. Gr. ka`pwn akin to ko`ptein to cut, OSlav. skopiti to castrate. Cf. Comma.]

Freebase

  1. Capon

    A capon is a rooster that has been castrated to improve the quality of its flesh for food. In the United Kingdom, birds sold as capons are simply large chickens rather than castrated roosters.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Capon

    kā′pn, n. a castrated cock: a fish: a letter.—v.t. Cā′ponise. [A.S. capun; L. capon-em, Gr. kapōnkoptein, to cut. See Chop.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. capon

    A jeering name for the red-herring.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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