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From Anglo-Norman capon, from Old Northern French capon (Old French chapon) and Old English capūn, both from Latin capo, caponem, literally "to cut off," from Proto-Indo-European *kop- (“to strike, to beat”).
capon (plural capons)
- A cockerel which has been gelded and fattened for the table.
a cockerel which has been gelded and fattened for the table