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Fowl vs. Chicken

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Main Difference

The main difference between Fowl and Chicken is that the Fowl is a superorder of birds and Chicken is a domesticated fowl, primarily a source of food.

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  • Fowl (noun)

    A bird.

  • Fowl (noun)

    A bird of the order Galliformes, including chickens, turkeys, pheasant, partridges and quail.

  • Fowl (noun)

    Birds which are hunted or kept for food, including Galliformes and also geese and swans.

  • Fowl (verb)

    To hunt fowl.

    "We took our guns and went fowling."

  • Chicken (noun)

    A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus, especially when young.

  • Chicken (noun)

    The meat from this bird eaten as food.

  • Chicken (noun)

    A coward.

  • Chicken (noun)

    A young or inexperienced person.

  • Chicken (noun)

    A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair; compare chickenhawk.

  • Chicken (noun)

    The dare.

  • Chicken (noun)

    A simple dance in which the movements of a chicken are imitated.

  • Chicken (adjective)

    Cowardly.

    "Why do you refuse to fight? Huh, I guess you're just too chicken."

  • Chicken (verb)

    To avoid a situation one is afraid of.

Wiktionary
  • Fowl (noun)

    a gallinaceous bird kept for its eggs and flesh; a domestic cock or hen.

  • Fowl (noun)

    any other domesticated bird kept for its eggs or flesh, e.g. a turkey or goose.

  • Fowl (noun)

    the flesh of domesticated birds as food; poultry

    "a stew of various meats and fowl"

  • Fowl (noun)

    used in names of birds that resemble the domestic fowl

    "spurfowl"

  • Fowl (noun)

    birds collectively, especially as the quarry of hunters

    "an abundance of game, fowl, and fish"

  • Fowl (noun)

    a bird.

  • Chicken (noun)

    a domestic fowl kept for its eggs or meat, especially a young one

    "rationing was still in force and most people kept chickens"

  • Chicken (noun)

    meat from a chicken

    "roast chicken"

  • Chicken (noun)

    a game in which the first person to lose their nerve and withdraw from a dangerous situation is the loser

    "he was killed by a car after he lay in the road playing chicken"

  • Chicken (noun)

    a coward.

  • Chicken (adjective)

    cowardly

    "I was too chicken to go to court"

  • Chicken (verb)

    withdraw from or fail in something through lack of nerve

    "the referee chickened out of giving a penalty"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Fowl (noun)

    Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.

  • Fowl (noun)

    Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus).

  • Fowl (verb)

    To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc.

  • Chicken (noun)

    A young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl.

  • Chicken (noun)

    A young person; a child; esp. a young woman; a maiden; same as spring chicken.

Webster Dictionary
  • Fowl (noun)

    a domesticated gallinaceous bird though to be descended from the red jungle fowl

  • Fowl (noun)

    the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

  • Fowl (verb)

    hunt fowl

  • Fowl (verb)

    hunt fowl in the forest

  • Chicken (noun)

    the flesh of a chicken used for food

  • Chicken (noun)

    a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl

  • Chicken (noun)

    a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

  • Chicken (noun)

    a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops

  • Chicken (adjective)

    easily frightened

Princeton's WordNet

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