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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.]
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(ˌtʃæntɪˈklɪə) or


(Animals) a name for a cock, used esp in fables
[C13: from Old French Chantecler, from chanter cler to sing clearly]
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(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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Not only does Lydgate's opening portrait of the cock recall Chaucer's Chaunticleer, who, as the Nun's Priest's Tale opens, is surrounded by his many wives, one of which, Pertelote, remains a central character throughout the tale, it also presents the cock in a public sphere, as part of a group yet nonetheless the central figure in that group.
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.