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ca·pon

 (kā′pŏn′, -pən)
n.
A male chicken castrated when young to improve the quality of its flesh for food.

[Middle English capoun, from Old English capūn and from Old French capon, both from Latin cāpō, cāpōn-.]

capon

(ˈkeɪpən)
n
(Agriculture) a castrated cock fowl fattened for eating
[Old English capun, from Latin cāpō capon; related to Greek koptein to cut off]

ca•pon

(ˈkeɪ pɒn, -pən)

n.
a castrated male chicken.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English capun < Latin capōn-]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capon - flesh of a castrated male chicken
chicken, poulet, volaille - the flesh of a chicken used for food
2.capon - castrated male chicken
Gallus gallus, chicken - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
Translations
kappan

capon

[ˈkeɪpən] Ncapón m

capon

[ˈkeɪpən] nchapon m

capon

nKapaun m

capon

[ˈkeɪpən] ncappone m
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Besides, there is the matter of capons for the San Francisco market.
If any volume could have manifested its essential wisdom in the mode suggested, it would certainly have been the one now in Hepzibah's hand; and the kitchen, in such an event, would forthwith have streamed with the fragrance of venison, turkeys, capons, larded partridges, puddings, cakes, and Christmas pies, in all manner of elaborate mixture and concoction.
Then, while beyond in the forest bright fires crackled and savory smells of sweetly roasting venison and fat capons filled the glade, and brown pasties warmed beside the blaze, did Robin Hood entertain the Sheriff right royally.
A pair of cold capons, a mortress of brawn, or what you will, with a flask or two of the right Gascony.
By my troth I had thought to carve you like a capon ere now.
It was a wonderfully delicate piece of carving, and in a moment, through one of the rents of his gown, you espied a fat capon hung round the monk's waist.
Wardle; for the fat boy was hanging fondly over a capon, which he seemed wholly unable to part with.
Order a larded hare, a fat capon, mutton leg dressed with garlic, and four bottles of old Burgundy.
Finlay's provides fresh steaks, chicken, geese, turkey fillets, ducks, capons, gammon, beef, pork, lamb and much more.
When the prices for basic staples in Spanish Manila started to peak and cause misery, the Audiencia stepped in and found out that many Chinese and natives had taken over the barter and trading of rice, wine, fowl, swine, cows, buffalos, game, eggs, geese, kids, coconuts, bananas, pullets, capons, fish, olive-oil, vinegar etc.
As well as turkeys, duck, geese and capons (large chickens), you'll find ham off the bone, hampers, puddings, Christmas cake and Christmas trees.
05) were found in the breast and thigh muscles of the capons than were found in the intact birds along with a significantly greater fat content (p<0.