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First Known Use of capon
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
History and Etymology for 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