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n. pl. fowl or fowls
1. Any of various birds of the order Galliformes, especially the common, widely domesticated chicken (Gallus domesticus).
a. A bird, such as a duck, goose, turkey, or pheasant, that is used as food or hunted as game.
b. The flesh of such birds used as food.
3. A bird of any kind.
intr.v. fowled, fowl·ing, fowls
To hunt, trap, or shoot wildfowl.

[Middle English foul, from Old English fugol; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

fowl′er n.


 (fou′lər), Henry Watson 1858-1933.
British lexicographer who collaborated with his brother Francis (1871-1918) on The King's English (1906) and the Concise Oxford Dictionary (1911). He also wrote A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926).


, William Alfred 1911-1995.
American astrophysicist who shared a 1983 Nobel Prize for his work on the structure and evolution of stars, especially the formation of chemical elements within stars.
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(Biography) Henry Watson. 1858–1933, English lexicographer and grammarian; compiler of Modern English Usage (1926)
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(ˈfaʊ lər)

H(enry) W(atson), 1858–1933, English lexicographer.
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Noun1.Fowler - English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)Fowler - English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)
2.fowler - someone who hunts wild birds for food
hunter, huntsman - someone who hunts game
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