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FOWL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fowl mean? 

FOWL (noun)
  The noun FOWL has 2 senses:

1. a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
2. the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

  Familiarity information: FOWL used as a noun is rare.


FOWL (verb)
  The verb FOWL has 2 senses:

1. hunt fowl
2. hunt fowl in the forest

  Familiarity information: FOWL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOWL (noun)


Sense 1fowl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

domestic fowl; fowl; poultry

Hypernyms ("fowl" is a kind of...):

gallinacean; gallinaceous bird (heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds)

Meronyms (parts of "fowl"):

saddle (posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl)

poultry (flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fowl"):

Dorking (an English breed of large domestic fowl having five toes (the hind toe doubled))

guinea; guinea fowl; Numida meleagris (a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world)

Meleagris gallopavo; turkey (large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food)

bantam (any of various small breeds of fowl)

chicken; Gallus gallus (a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl)

cochin; cochin china (Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs)

game fowl (any of several breeds reared for cockfighting)

Rock Cornish (small plump hybrid developed by crossbreeding Plymouth Rock and Cornish fowl)

Cornish; Cornish fowl (English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters)

Plymouth Rock (an American breed of domestic fowl)

Holonyms ("fowl" is a member of...):

Gallus; genus Gallus (common domestic birds and related forms)


Sense 2fowl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

bird; fowl

Hypernyms ("fowl" is a kind of...):

meat (the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food)

Meronyms (parts of "fowl"):

dark meat (the flesh of the legs of fowl used as food)

parson's nose; pope's nose (the tail of a dressed fowl)

oyster (a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl)

giblet; giblets (edible viscera of a fowl)

wing (the wing of a fowl)

second joint; thigh (the upper joint of the leg of a fowl)

drumstick (the lower joint of the leg of a fowl)

wishbone; wishing bone (the furcula of a domestic fowl)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fowl"):

poultry (flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food)

wildfowl (flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food)

Holonyms ("fowl" is a part of...):

bird (warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings)


FOWL (verb)


Sense 1fowl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hunt fowl

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "fowl" is one way to...):

hunt; hunt down; run; track down (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

In the summer they like to go out and fowl


Sense 2fowl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hunt fowl in the forest

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "fowl" is one way to...):

hunt; hunt down; run; track down (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fowl"):

grouse (hunt grouse)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

In the summer they like to go out and fowl


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