WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
fowl /faʊl/USA pronunciation  n., pl.  fowls,(esp. when thought of as a group ) fowl.
  1. a domestic hen or rooster;
    chicken.
  2. any of several other similar birds, such as turkeys or pheasants.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fowl /faʊl/ n
  1. any other bird, esp any gallinaceous bird, that is used as food or hunted as game
  2. the flesh or meat of fowl, esp of chicken
  3. an archaic word for any bird
vb
  1. (intransitive) to hunt or snare wildfowl
Etymology: Old English fugol; related to Old Frisian fugel, Old Norse fogl, Gothic fugls, Old High German fogal



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