capon

noun

ca·​pon ˈkā-ˌpän How to pronounce capon (audio)
-pən
: a castrated male chicken

Examples of capon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Christmas Day lunch will indulge guests with courses featuring caviar, scallops, turbot, capon, cheese and chocolate! Sherrie Nachman, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Three days ahead: Thaw capon. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 21 Sep. 2022 Consider the capon wing. Andy Wang, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 The first day of prepping the capon wings involves deboning, grinding meat and applying a rub to help dry out the skin. Andy Wang, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 One to two weeks ahead: make grocery lists, order specialty foods including capon for delivery 1 week before the dinner. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 21 Sep. 2022 Handmade pasta shaped like knots are stuffed with pork loin, ham, Mortadella salami, Parmigiano cheese, eggs and nutmeg, and thrown in a thick capon broth. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 26 Apr. 2022 Inside the Marché Beauvau, the Marché d’Aligre’s historic covered market, featuring higher-quality butchers, fishmongers, and cheese and poultry sellers, shoppers were eyeing capon, oysters and truffles for the holidays. New York Times, 22 Dec. 2021 That usually means turkey, but there are alternatives, including goose, duck, capon, and even a whole fish or vegan Tofurkey. Colman Andrews, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

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 the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of capon was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Capon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capon. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

capon

noun
ca·​pon ˈkā-ˌpän How to pronounce capon (audio)
-pən
: a castrated male chicken

Medical Definition

capon

noun
: a castrated male chicken

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