capon

noun
ca·​pon | \ˈkā-ˌpän, -pən\

Definition of capon 

: a castrated male chicken

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His capon stuffed with Virginia ham and chestnut purée helped reconcile Jefferson with his enemy, Alexander Hamilton. Allyson Reedy, The Denver Post, "Denver historian chronicles African-American chefs’ contributions at the White House," 7 Mar. 2017

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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

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

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capon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of capon

: a male chicken whose sex organs have been removed

capon

noun
ca·​pon | \ˈkā-ˌpän \

Kids Definition of capon

: a castrated male chicken

capon

noun
ca·​pon | \ˈkā-ˌpän, -pən \

Medical Definition of capon 

: a castrated male chicken

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