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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capon  \Ca"pon\,  n.  [OE.  capon,  chapoun  AS  cap?n  (cf.  F. 
  chapon),  L.  capo,  fr  Gr  ?  akin  to  ?  to  cut,  OSlav.  skopiti 
  to  casrate.  CF  {Comma}.] 
  A  castrated  cock,  esp.  when  fattened;  a  male  chicken  gelded 
  to  improve  his  flesh  for  the  table.  --Shak. 
 
  The  merry  thought  of  a  capon.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capon  \Ca"pon\,  v.  t. 
  To  castrate;  to  make  a  capon  of 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capon 
  n  1:  flesh  of  a  castrated  male  chicken 
  2:  castrated  male  chicken 




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