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fowl:

see poultrypoultry,
domesticated fowl kept primarily for meat and eggs; including birds of the order Galliformes, e.g., the chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, pheasant, quail, and peacock; and natatorial (swimming) birds, e.g., the duck and goose.
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fowl

[fau̇l]
(agriculture)
A domestic cock or hen, especially an adult hen, such as among chickens or several other gallinaceous birds.
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fowl

2. any other bird, esp any gallinaceous bird, that is used as food or hunted as game
3. an archaic word for any bird
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