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capon

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noun ca·pon \ˈkā-ˌpän, -pən\

Simple Definition of capon

  • : a male chicken whose sex organs have been removed

Full Definition of capon

  1. :  a castrated male chicken

Origin of capon

Middle English, from Old English capūn, probably from Old French capon, chapun, from Latin capon-, capo; akin to Lithuanian kapoti to mince, Greek koptein to cut


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with capon


CAPON Defined for Kids

capon

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noun ca·pon \ˈkā-ˌpän\

Definition of capon

  1. :  a castrated male chicken




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capon

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noun ca·pon \ˈkā-ˌpän, -pən\

Medical Definition of capon

  1. :  a castrated male chicken




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