capon (n.)
chicken, castrated cockerel [bred for eating]
1H4 II.iv.444[Prince Hal (as King) to Falstaff (as Hal), of Falstaff] Wherein neat and cleanly, but to carve a capon and eat it?
AYL II.vii.155[Jaques to all] the justice ... with good capon lined
LLL IV.i.59.1[Princess to Boyet, of a sealed letter] you can carve - / Break up this capon [i.e. a love-letter]
MA V.i.150[Claudio to Don Pedro, of Benedick] he hath bid me to a calf's head and a capon
TG IV.iv.9[Launce alone, of his dog and Silvia] he steps me to her trencher and steals her capon's leg
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