Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAPON

Its plumage is a whitish grey; and it is about the size of a capon.

How the capon was “invented” is told in a note on the subject.

Escanes wants a cook who can fry a capon in a special way they wot of in Gaul.

He talked of peppering his people as I would talk of peppering a capon.

Mr Capon and Mr Contract, at their own request, went as passengers.

A sugared cate, and a glass of hypocras jelly, or a slice of capon?

The capon crows: a roast capon on the dish, all eaten but the feet.

He turned around and, his capon in his hand, rushed to the kitchen.

It is an observation as ancient as the time of Pliny, that a capon does not crow.

The several buildings were designed by Capon, the eminent scene-painter.

WORD ORIGIN

"a castrated cock," late Old English capun, from Latin caponem (nominative capo) "castrated cock" (also source of French chapon, Spanish capon, Italian cappone), perhaps literally "to strike off," from PIE root *(s)kep- "to cut" (see hatchet (n.)). Probably reinforced in Middle English by cognate Old North French capon.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CAPON

chicken

nounfarm fowl
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.