Definition of Fowl

1. Noun. A domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl.




2. Verb. Hunt fowl. "In the summer they like to go out and fowl"
Generic synonyms: Hunt, Hunt Down, Run, Track Down
Derivative terms: Fowler

3. Noun. The flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food.
Exact synonyms: Bird
Group relationships: Bird
Terms within: Wishbone, Wishing Bone, Drumstick, Second Joint, Thigh, Wing, Giblet, Giblets, Oyster, Parson's Nose, Pope's Nose, Dark Meat
Specialized synonyms: Poultry, Wildfowl
Generic synonyms: Meat

4. Verb. Hunt fowl in the forest. "In the summer they like to go out and fowl"
Specialized synonyms: Grouse
Generic synonyms: Hunt, Hunt Down, Run, Track Down

Definition of Fowl

1. n. Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.

2. v. i. To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc.

Definition of Fowl

1. Noun. (archaic) A bird. ¹

2. Noun. A bird of the order Galliformes, including chickens, turkeys, pheasant, partridges and quail. ¹

3. Noun. Birds which are hunted or kept for food, including Galliformes and also waterfowl of the order Anseriformes such as ducks, geese and swans. ¹

4. Verb. To hunt fowl. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fowl

1. to hunt birds [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Fowl

1. Instead of the pl. Fowls the singular is often used collectively. [OE. Foul, fowel, foghel, fuhel, fugel, AS. Fugol; akin to OS. Fugal D. & G. Vogel, OHG. Fogal, Icel. & Dan. Fugl, Sw. Fogel, fagel, Goth. Fugls; of unknown origin, possibly by loss of l, from the root of E. Fly, or akin to E. Fox, as being a tailed animal. 1. Any bird; especially, any large edible bird. "Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air." (Gen. I. 26) "Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not." (Matt. Vi. 26) "Like a flight of fowl Scattered by winds and high tempestuous gusts." (Shak) 2. Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus). Barndoor fowl, or Barnyard fowl, a fowl that frequents the barnyard; the common domestic cock or hen. To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc. "Such persons as may lawfully hunt, fish, or fowl." (Blackstone) Fowling piece, a light gun with smooth bore, adapted for the use of small shot in killing birds or small quadrupeds. Origin: Fowled; Fowling. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fowl

foveolar
foveolar cells of stomach
foveolas
foveolate
foveolated
foveole
foveoles
foveolet
foveolets
foveolæ
foveæ
fovilla
fovillae
fower
fowers
fowl (current term)
fowl-house
fowl-houses
fowl cholera
fowl diphtheria
fowl erythroblastosis
fowl erythroblastosis virus
fowl leukosis
fowl lymphomatosis
fowl lymphomatosis virus
fowl myeloblastosis virus
fowl neurolymphomatosis virus
fowl paralysis
fowl pest
fowl plague

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