Meaning of FOWL in English

FOWL

n. & v. (pl. same or fowls)

--n.

1. any domestic cock or hen of various gallinaceous birds, kept for eggs and flesh.

2 the flesh of birds, esp. a domestic cock or hen, as food.

3 archaic (except in comb. or collect.) a bird (guineafowl; wildfowl).

--v.intr. catch or hunt wildfowl.

Phrases and idioms:

fowl cholera see CHOLERA. fowl pest an infectious virus disease of fowls. fowl-run

1. a place where fowls may run.

2 a breeding establishment for fowls.

Derivatives:

fowler n. fowling n.

Etymology: OE fugol f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.