Fowl



[foul] /faʊl/

noun, plural fowls (especially collectively) fowl.
1.
the domestic or barnyard hen or rooster; chicken.
Compare .
2.
any of several other, usually gallinaceous, birds that are barnyard, domesticated, or wild, as the duck, turkey, or pheasant.
3.
(in market and household use) a full-grown for food purposes, as distinguished from a chicken or young fowl.
4.
the flesh or meat of a .
5.
any bird (used chiefly in combination):
waterfowl; wildfowl.
verb (used without object)
6.
to hunt or take wildfowl.
/faʊl/
noun
1.
See domestic fowl
2.
any other bird, esp any gallinaceous bird, that is used as food or hunted as game See also waterfowl, wildfowl
3.
the flesh or meat of fowl, esp of chicken
4.
an archaic word for any bird
verb
5.
(intransitive) to hunt or snare wildfowl
n.

Old English fugel “bird,” representing the general Germanic word for them, from Proto-Germanic *foglaz (cf. Old Frisian fugel, Old Norse fugl, Middle Dutch voghel, Dutch vogel, German vogel, Gothic fugls), probably by dissimilation from *flug-la-, literally “flyer,” from the same root as Old English fleogan, modern fly (v.1).

Originally “bird;” narrower sense of “domestic hen or rooster” (the main modern meaning) is first recorded 1570s; in U.S. also extended to ducks and geese. As a verb, Old English fuglian “to catch birds.” Related: Fowled; fowling.
see: neither fish nor fowl

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