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 (chăn′tĭ-klîr′, shăn′-)
A rooster.

[Middle English chauntecler, from Old French chantecler, the name of the rooster in the tale of Reynard the Fox : chanter, to sing; see chant + cler, clear; see clear.]


(ˌtʃæntɪˈklɪə) or


(Animals) a name for a cock, used esp in fables
[C13: from Old French Chantecler, from chanter cler to sing clearly]


(ˈtʃæn tɪˌklɪər)

a rooster: used as a proper name in medieval fables.
[1250–1300; Middle English Chauntecler < Old French Chantecler, n. use of v. phrase chante cler sing clear. See chant, clear]


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The Nun's Priest entertained Chaucer's pilgrims with the story of Chaunticleer, a rooster, and his wife, Pertelote, and Chaunticleer's dream that he will be attacked and killed by a fox.
Its best-known retelling in English is as one of those prolix exempla, aimed at proving the prophetic nature of dreams, which Chaunticleer the Cock quotes at length to his skeptical wife Pertelote in Chaucer's The Nun's Priest Tale.
The man in the inn appears to his friend in a dream in the middle of the night, first begging for protection against the murderous innkeeper, then in a later dream, reporting the murder and instructing his friend how to find the body before the innkeeper disposes of it (this plot is also the source for the story told by Chaunticleer in Chaucer's Nun's Priest's Tale 2984--3049).