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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-.]
(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)
a castrated male chicken.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English capun < Latin capōn-]