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English definition of “capon”


noun [C]     /ˈkeɪ.pɒn/ US  /-pɑːn/
a male chicken that has had part of its sex organs removed to improve the taste of its flesh for food Kinds of meat
(Definition of capon noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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