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cockerel

Line breaks: cock|erel
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒk(ə)r(ə)l
 
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Definition of cockerel in English:

noun

A young domestic cock.
Example sentences
  • Walker explained to me that he had been raising the young cockerel from a chick since last September, and this is his first year showing his birds.
  • Young cockerels make excellent table fare with juicy, flavorful meat.
  • In one experiment, the cockerels were allowed to copulate in the presence of none, one, or three male competitors.

Origin

Middle English: diminutive of cock1.

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