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noun as in chicken

noun as in cock

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That matter of the black cockerel—trifling as it might seem—would have to be cleared up.

So Sir Dagonet always went armed; though he bore upon his shield the device of a cockerel's head as a symbol of his calling.

After that poultry fanciers call the young male a cockerel and the young female a pullet.

The word "pullet" is also used by others, but the popular names for a cockerel are crower and young rooster.

After the sex can be distinguished, the terms cockerel and pullet are applied to turkeys in the same way as to fowls.


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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cockerel, such as: hen, poultry, biddy, capon, chick, and cock.

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