Part of speech: noun

A cock specially bred for the table.

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Usage examples "capon":

  1. Then to suppress the dew and bad air, he breakfasted on fair fried tripe, fair grilled meats, fair hams, fair hashed capon, and store of sipped brewis. - "The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I", Various.
  2. I have in my pouch here, Egbert, some cakes, which I cooked this morning, and a capon which one of the monks of Croyland gave me. - "The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred", G. A. Henty.
  3. When cooked, take the capon off, place it on a dish, and set it in a warm place; then boil the sauce till it is rather thick, when strain it on the capon, and serve. - "Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks", Pierre Blot.