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Definition of "fowl" []

  • Any of various birds of the order Galliformes, especially the common, widely domesticated chicken (Gallus gallus). (noun)
  • A bird, such as the duck, goose, turkey, or pheasant, that is used as food or hunted as game. (noun)
  • The flesh of such birds used as food. (noun)
  • A bird of any kind. (noun)
  • To hunt, trap, or shoot wildfowl. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fowl" in a sentence
  • "This fowl is a native of Japan, and it certainly has a very singular appearance, from its feathers being curled up and apparently all turned the wrong way."
  • "The corn fed Landes fowl is La Tupina's house specialty and helped earn La Tupina one of the best bistros in the world award by the International Herald Tribune.www."
  • "Well, that fowl is far more creative than that nice -."