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 for Fowl
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fowl \Fowl\ (foul), n.
  
     Note: Instead of the pl. Fowls the singular is often used
           collectively. [OE. foul, fowel, foghel, fuhel, fugel,
           AS. fugol; akin to OS. fugal D. & G. vogel, OHG. fogal,
           Icel. & Dan. fugl, Sw. fogel, f[*a]gel, Goth. fugls; of
           unknown origin, possibly by loss of l, from the root of
           E. fly, or akin to E. fox, as being a tailed animal.]
     1. Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.
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              Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and
              over the fowl of the air.             --Gen. i. 26.
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              Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not.
                                                    --Matt. vi.
                                                    26.
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              Like a flight of fowl
              Scattered by winds and high tempestuous gusts.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey,
        duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock
        or hen ({Gallus domesticus).
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     Barndoor fowl, or Barnyard fowl, a fowl that frequents
        the barnyard; the common domestic cock or hen.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fowl \Fowl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fowled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Fowling.]
     To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting,
     or by decoys, nets, etc.
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           Such persons as may lawfully hunt, fish, or fowl.
                                                    --Blackstone.
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     Fowling piece, a light gun with smooth bore, adapted for
        the use of small shot in killing birds or small
        quadrupeds.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fowl
      n 1: a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended
           from the red jungle fowl [syn: domestic fowl, fowl,
           poultry]
      2: the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
         [syn: bird, fowl]
      v 1: hunt fowl
      2: hunt fowl in the forest

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  153 Moby Thesaurus words for "fowl":
     Bantam, Cornish hen, avifauna, baby bird, banty, barn-door fowl,
     barnyard fowl, beat, biddy, bird, bird of Jove, bird of Juno,
     bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey,
     birdie, birdlife, birdy, breast, broiler, brooder, broody hen,
     cage bird, caille, canard, caneton, capon, chanticleer, chapon,
     chase, chick, chickabiddy, chicken, chicken foot, chicky, cock,
     cockerel, course, cygnet, dark meat, dindon, diving bird, dog,
     domestic fowl, dove, drake, drive, drumstick, duck, duckling,
     dunghill fowl, eagle, eaglet, faisan, falcon, fish-eating bird,
     fledgling, flightless bird, flush, follow the hounds,
     fruit-eating bird, fryer, fulmar, game bird, game fowl, gander,
     giblets, go hunting, gobbler, goose, gosling, grouse, guinea cock,
     guinea fowl, guinea hen, gun, hawk, hen, hen turkey, hound, hunt,
     hunt down, insect-eating bird, jack, jacklight, leg, migrant,
     migratory bird, neck, nestling, oie, oscine bird, owl, oyster,
     partlet, partridge, passerine bird, peacock, peafowl, peahen,
     perching bird, pheasant, pigeon, pigeonneau, poulard, poulet,
     poult, poultry, prowl after, pullet, quail, ratite, ride to hounds,
     roaster, rooster, run, sea bird, seed-eating bird, setting hen,
     shikar, shoot, shore bird, songbird, sport, spring chicken, squab,
     stalk, start, stewing chicken, still-hunt, storm petrel,
     stormy petrel, swan, thigh, tom, tom turkey, track, trail, turkey,
     turkey foot, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, volaille, wading bird,
     warbler, water bird, waterfowl, white meat, wild duck, wildfowl,
     wing, wishbone
  
  

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