capon definition

  • noun:
    • A male chicken castrated whenever young to boost the quality of its flesh for food.
    • A cockerel which was gelded and fattened when it comes to dining table.
    • A castrated dick, esp. when fattened; a male chicken gelded to enhance his flesh for the dining table.
    • A castrated cock; a cock-chicken castrated for the intended purpose of enhancing the flesh for dining table.
    • [So called, it is said, because letters were frequently communicated inside of fowls. Cf. F. poulet, a fowl, also a love-letter, a billet-doux.] A letter.
    • flesh of a castrated male chicken
    • castrated male chicken
    • A male chicken castrated whenever younger to enhance the caliber of its flesh for food.
    • A cockerel which has been gelded and fattened the dining table.
    • A castrated cock, esp. whenever fattened; a male chicken gelded to boost his flesh when it comes to dining table.
    • A castrated cock; a cock-chicken castrated for the true purpose of enhancing the skin for dining table.
    • [So called, it is said, because letters were often conveyed inside fowls. Cf. F. poulet, a fowl, in addition a love-letter, a billet-doux.] A letter.
    • skin of a castrated male chicken
    • castrated male chicken
  • verb:
    • To castrate; to make a capon of.
    • To castrate; to make a capon of.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To castrate; to create a capon of.
    • To castrate; which will make a capon of.
  • others:
    • to create a capon of; caponize.
    • to create a capon of; caponize.

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