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chanticleer

[ chan-tuh-kleer ]
/ ˈtʃæn təˌklɪər /
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noun Now Literary.
a rooster: used as a proper name in medieval fables.
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Also chan·te·cler [chan-tuh-klair]. /ˈtʃæn təˌklɛər/.

Origin of chanticleer

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English Chauntecler, from Old French Chantecler noun use of verb phrase chante cler “sing clear.” See chant, clear
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British Dictionary definitions for chanticleer

chanticleer

chantecler (ˌtʃæntɪˈklɛə)

/ (ˌtʃæntɪˈklɪə) /

noun
a name for a cock, used esp in fables

Word Origin for chanticleer

C13: from Old French Chantecler, from chanter cler to sing clearly
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