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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rooster mean? 

ROOSTER (noun)
  The noun ROOSTER has 1 sense:

1. adult male chicken

  Familiarity information: ROOSTER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ROOSTER (noun)

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Adult male chicken

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


rooster; cock

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

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

Meronyms (parts of "rooster"):

comb (a fleshy and deeply serrated outgrowth atop the heads of certain birds especially domestic fowl)

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

cockerel (a young domestic cock; not older than one year)

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