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fowl

Pronunciation: /faʊl/

Translation of fowl in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural fowls or collect, fowl)

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable (farmyard bird) ave (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) (de corral)
    Example sentences
    • Although this assumption has not been rigorously tested in wild bird populations, data from domestic fowl suggest that, indeed, immunocompetence measurements might not be antigen specific.
    • These birds also express high levels of a bacteriolytic lysozyme which is more similar in amino acid sequence to the rock pigeon than that of the domestic fowl.
    • Breeds of domestic fowl are described under hen/chicken breeds.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (meat) ave (feminine (with masculine article in the singular))
    Example sentences
    • There was other meat galore, too, steak, pork, fowl, bacon, etc.
    • The borders are now completely closed for beef, fowl and pork imports.
    • If you like red meat better than fowl, eat it more often.

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