Definitions for: Fowl


[n] a domesticated gallinaceous bird though to be descended from the red jungle fowl
[n] the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
[v] hunt fowl
[v] hunt fowl, as in the forest



Webster (1913) Definition: Fowl, n.

Note: 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, f[*a]gel, 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; esp., 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.


Fowl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fowled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Fowling.]
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.

Synonyms: bird, domestic fowl, poultry

See Also: chicken, cochin, cochin china, Cornish, dark meat, Dorking, drumstick, gallinaceon, gallinaceous bird, Gallus, Gallus gallus, game fowl, genus Gallus, giblet, giblets, grouse, guinea, guinea fowl, hunt, hunt down, meat, Meleagris gallopavo, Numida meleagris, oyster, parson's nose, Plymouth Rock, pope's nose, poultry, Rock Cornish, run, saddle, second joint, snipe, thigh, track down, turkey, wildfowl, wing, wishbone, wishing bone

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Famous Quotes Containing Fowl:


Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption.

-- Ian Hacking (Canadian Philosopher)

I am truly sorry that a fowl of Canada is no longer with us.

-- Dave Winfield (American Athlete)


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