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noun ca·pon \ˈkā-ˌpän, -pən\

Definition of capon

  1. :  a castrated male chicken

Origin and Etymology 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


CAPON Defined for English Language Learners

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noun ca·pon \ˈkā-ˌpän, -pən\

Definition of capon for English Language Learners

  • : a male chicken whose sex organs have been removed


CAPON Defined for Kids

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noun ca·pon \ˈkā-ˌpän\

Definition of capon for Students

  1. :  a castrated male chicken


Medical Dictionary

capon

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noun ca·pon \ˈkā-ˌpän, -pən\

Medical Definition of capon

  1. :  a castrated male chicken



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