[ foul ]
/ faʊl /
noun, plural fowls, (especially collectively) fowl.
the domestic or barnyard hen or rooster; chicken.Compare domestic fowl.
any of several other, usually gallinaceous, birds that are barnyard, domesticated, or wild, as the duck, turkey, or pheasant.
(in market and household use) a full-grown domestic fowl for food purposes, as distinguished from a chicken or young fowl.
the flesh or meat of a domestic fowl.
any bird (used chiefly in combination): waterfowl; wildfowl.
verb (used without object)
to hunt or take wildfowl.
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Origin of fowl
before 900; Middle English foul, Old English fugol, fugel; cognate with Old Saxon fugal, Gothic fugls, Old High German fogal (German Vogel)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fowlfoul fowl
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British Dictionary definitions for fowled
/ (faʊl) /
(intr) to hunt or snare wildfowl
Word Origin for fowl
Old English fugol; related to Old Frisian fugel, Old Norse fogl, Gothic fugls, Old High German fogal
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Idioms and Phrases with fowled
see neither fish nor fowl.
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