a cockerel castrated to improve the flesh for use as food.
Historical Examples

The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray
“Unto Caesar” Baroness Emmuska Orczy
John Marvel, Assistant Thomas Nelson Page
The King’s Own Captain Frederick Marryat
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Volume I of 5) Various
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton
The Heart of Pinocchio Collodi Nipote
The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
The Book of Curiosities I. Platts

a castrated cock fowl fattened for eating


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