Ca"pon (?), n. [OE. capon, chapoun, AS. capn (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.

 

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Ca"pon, v. t.

To castrate; to make a capon of.

 

© Webster 1913.

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