Meaning of “capon” in the English Dictionary


"capon" in English

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caponnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkeɪ.pɒn/ us /ˈkeɪ.pɑːn/

Examples from literature

  • At the fire were roasting juicy steaks of venison, pheasants, capons, and fresh fish from the river. 
  • His farmers supplied him weekly with a sufficiency of capons, chickens, eggs, butter, and his tithe of wheat. 
  • Our prior loves exceedingly the white of a capon. 
  • The ordinary lives of the farmers were diversified by the visits to the weekly markets held in the neighbouring town, where they took their fat capons, eggs, butter, and cheese. 
  • While they were eating, I took a boiled capon and cut it up in a masterly manner. 

(Definition of “capon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)