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ˈru stərroost·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cock, roosternoun

    adult male chicken

Wiktionary

  1. roosternoun

    A male domestic fowl, Gallus gallus.

Wikipedia

  1. Rooster

    The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a domesticated junglefowl species, with attributes of wild species such as the grey and the Ceylon junglefowl that are originally from Southeastern Asia. Rooster or cock is a term for an adult male bird, and a younger male may be called a cockerel. A male that has been castrated is a capon. An adult female bird is called a hen and a sexually immature female is called a pullet. Humans now keep chickens primarily as a source of food (consuming both their meat and eggs) and as pets. Traditionally they were also bred for cockfighting, which is still practiced in some places. The chicken domesticated for its meat are Broilers and for its eggs are Layers. Chickens are one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a total population of 23.7 billion as of 2018, up from more than 19 billion in 2011. There are more chickens in the world than any other bird. There are numerous cultural references to chickens – in myth, folklore and religion, and in language and literature.Genetic studies have pointed to multiple maternal origin theories of within South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia, but the clade found in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa originated from the Indian subcontinent. From ancient India, the chicken spread to the Eastern Mediterranean. They appear in Egypt in the mid-15th century BC, with the "bird that gives birth every day" having come from the land between Syria and Shinar, Babylonia, according to the annals of Thutmose III. They are known in Greece from the 5th century BC.

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  1. rooster

    A rooster is a mature male chicken, known for its distinctive plumage, crest on its head and ability to crow. They are typically larger and more brightly colored than female chickens, or hens, and are often associated with sunrise due to their habit of crowing at dawn. They play a vital role in reproduction in poultry farming, fertilizing the eggs produced by the hens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roosternoun

    the male of the domestic fowl; a cock

Wikidata

  1. Rooster

    A rooster is a male gallinaceous bird. It usually refers to a male chicken. Immature male chickens less than one year old are called cockerels. The term "rooster" originates in the United States, and the term is widely used throughout North America, as well as Australia and New Zealand. In the United Kingdom and Ireland the older term "cockerel" is more commonly used. "Cock" is in general use as the name for a male of other species of bird, for example "Cock sparrow". "Roosting" is the action of perching aloft to sleep at night, and is done by both sexes. The rooster is polygamous, but cannot guard several nests of eggs at once. He guards the general area where his hens are nesting, and will attack other roosters that enter his territory. During the daytime, he usually sits on a high perch, usually 3–5 feet off the ground to serve as a lookout for his flock. He will sound a distinctive alarm call if predators are nearby.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rooster in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rooster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rooster in a Sentence

  1. Chongarialio Bonqueque:

    If you give chicken breast to a rooster, they will eat it. They're just built different

  2. Joe adcock:

    Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.

  3. Mica Mosbacher:

    Passing a healthcare replacement bill is a lot like trying to put socks on a rooster

  4. Al Gore - during 1992 Vice Presidential debate:

    George Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise.

  5. Franck Riester:

    It was one of the symbols of Notre-Dame de Paris and is even more so now, (The rooster) has been scarred by the fire. It was heated and then it fell, something which triggers another debate: should we restore it or leave it like it is, as a witness on what happened on April 15 ?

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