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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-.]
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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]
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ca•pon

(ˈkeɪ pɒn, -pən)

n.
a castrated male chicken.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English capun < Latin capōn-]
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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
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Translations
kappan

capon

[ˈkeɪpən] Ncapón m
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capon

[ˈkeɪpən] nchapon m
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capon

nKapaun m
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capon

[ˈkeɪpən] ncappone m
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Apparently the original completely naked man was thought too much for the viewer so they caponized him (neutered).